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Cowichan Bay
Cowichan Bay

Mandarte Island
Mandarte Island

Carmanah Valley
Carmanah

Fishing at Bamfield
Tyee Salmon

Humpback Whales
Humpback Whale Tail

GPS VHF
vhf radio

Boat Purchase
Bow of boat

Hornby Island
Bluff

Fisherman's Wharf
seal

BC Ferries
ferry

Beacon Hill Park
bird



BC Ferries
 
To get to Vancouver Island you must fly or take a ferry. There is a provincially run transportation system called "The BC Ferries".
 
Even though I have ridden them often I always enjoy the trip. There are multiple links between various points on the mainland and the island. The ride is always scenic and if you're lucky you will see a pod of killer whales. If whales are spotted it is usually announced on the ferry PA system. Whales are rare but I have spotted seals quite often.
 
On this trip there were no whales but there was a seagull gliding along at the same speed as the ferry. There was a fair amount of fog in Active Pass, which is unusual for the late afternoon.
 
The "Spirit" class ferries run on the odd hours so they usually pass each other in Active Pass. The pass is quite narrow and the tidal current runs very swiftly. I was on the Spirit of British Columbia and the ship in the distance is the Spirit of Vancouver Island.



Fog in Active Pass
Fog in Active Pass

Hovering Seagul
A Seagull Hovering

BC Ferries
The Spirit Class Ferries

Islands
Scenery off the side

BC Ferry Spirit of Vancouver Island
The Spirit of Vancouver Island

Starboard view
Starboard view

Tsawwassen Approach
Tsawwassen Approach