Above: the view from the back of the ferry, as it rounds the corner at the end of Navy Channel, heading into Village Bay, on Mayne Island. (About 30 minutes after leaving Saturna Island…)
Friday morning’s sunrise was exceptional.
This is one of the first shots I took, about 15 minutes after we left Saturna Island, heading down the channel. I could tell it was going to be a promising sunrise. I love cloud cover, it adds drama!
Pretty soon, several other travelers looked up from their computer, device, or book, and came out on the deck to snap pictures with their phones. It was a spectacular show, and it kept getting better…
Above, the pointy silhouette of Mount Baker, in Washington State (did you know it’s a volcano?) in the far distance. To the right, the silhouette of Saturna’s Mount Fisher.
And in the other direction, the still dark blue part of the sky, and the ferry’s motion cutting a swath in the water. Those dark hills are on Mayne Island.
I slowed down my camera’s shutter speed, to get the motion blur on the wake.
Here is another shot of the ferry’s wake, down Navy Channel, in the direction of the sunrise:
And then… hang on to your hat…
…or to the railing, because those colours are about to get boosted to the max!
and one more, for good measure…
And after a stop at Mayne Island, where the Victoria-bound travelers transferred to the Skeena Queen, another ferry, about 30 minutes later, the bright oranges began to fade, and became more subtle.
And then the sky went into the pastels. Still absolutely gorgeous…
Light on water: pure magic.