Commuting from the islands to Victoria is a regular event for most of us. Some people take the ferry often enough that they lose their sense of wonder at the landscape.
Not me. I pay attention to details. The lovely beach with logs strewn about, shown above.
And the cormorants who hold reunions on the ferry traffic buoy near the Swarz Bay terminal, on Vancouver Island.
And details on the venerable Mayne Queen ferry itself…
On older ferries, the pictograms can be quite puzzling.
Perhaps letting people know that this is not a garbage can…
I did write that the ferry is a venerable piece of equipment. It is over 50 years old, and despite regular maintenance, is showing its age.
On a sunny afternoon, sitting on the back deck of the ferry offers up absolutely beautiful views of the wake, and the dramatic sky. On the right, the lumpy shadow is Salt Spring Island.
And arriving on Saturna, the ferry disturbs the birds that were perched on the dock pilings… But before they took off, I was able to get these shots, through the car window.
The standard cormorant, first.
And a gull, of course.
And I will close with my favorite shot of the day: a detail of the lighting on this 50+ year old ferry.