North Galiano

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  • Day30

    Off to Vancouver via ferry

    May 23, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    With sunlit skies we left Victoria heading to Vancouver airport. We boarded a bus, traveled half an hour and then boarded a ferry at Swartz Bay, sailed a BC Ferry past many islands to Tsawwassen Port and finally bussed to the airport. All was seamless and very well organised.

    Imagine the variety along the way - amazing homes with stairways down to personalised jetties to little weekenders - all featured on our 90-minute ferry journey. Most islands were timber covered, some having green paddocks with cattle. There were cliffs, beaches and plenty of peaceful little inlets plus the odd lighthouse at critical points.

    Before heading out to open waters we ventured between two islands where the water flow was swirling, the ferry moving about. As we were doing this two outboards zipped past loaded of orca-expectant passengers. Whale watching is huge here!

    Interestingly, as we crossed the bay the water changed from deep emerald green to dirty brown, the outflow of a swollen Fraser River [waters from melting Rockies snow]

    On such a brilliant sunny day, their was real delight for me in being able to see Mt Baker, the most prominent mountain in the North Cascade ranges in Washington, USA. Because of its height most of its slopes were still snow covered and it stood tall and proud.

    What a way to finish our last full day in Canada! Blessed, again!
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    Nelda Walker

    How majestic!

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