A very nice photo of Elwha, WCK! Well done. There's not too many of those wooden dolphins left at Anacortes. Most of them have been replaced by the big steel ones, like the one in the middle of your photo. I was actually on Orcas the day you took this pic. We rode on Elwha the next day for our return back to the mainland.
Post by Flugel Horn on Aug 12, 2012 18:21:44 GMT -8
Elwha seen on the morning of July 20, 2012, near Thatcher Pass and headed for Anacortes. - I'm on the Chelan, going the other way.
Glimpse of Elwha in the July mist
On a rare rainy day in the San Juans, I found that the car deck windows were the best place to do my photography of the passing sights. - I had my pocket WSF schedule (yes, they print & distribute these handy items - that's my BC sarcasm), and so I was able to know when and where to look for passing ships.
Post by Steve Rosenow on Sept 8, 2012 22:47:58 GMT -8
Fourth and final piece of the "Super Slam".
Even though I didn't get the shots I wanted, I still felt really happy about finally getting to see the mighty Elwha in person.
Today was also the day I finished the Triple Slam on the KDTs.. I photographed the Chetzemoka and the Salish the day of the Salish's open house/dedication and yesterday - and today - I grabbed pix of the Kennewick.
Rode the Kennewick to Keystone and rode the Salish back.
In all, a great two days.
The M.V. Kalakala approaching Colman Dock and the current Seattle Skyline.
Post by Flugel Horn on Oct 26, 2012 9:54:37 GMT -8
A couple of YouTube offerings from video that I shot of Elwha, yesterday at Sidney.
I shot 18 minutes of video, from the time that she was at the light marker at end of Sidney Spit, to when the ramp came-down at the berth.
I was on a gravel path, just north of the ferry terminal, on a busy pedestrian walkway. So you'll here lots of crunching sounds of feet, and lots of "Good mornings". And of course there's the chirping sound of me using another camera for stills. - on the 1x speed one, you'll hear me chatting with a few friendly dogs...
Here is the full sequence, sped-up 3x.
Here's an excerpt, just the final turn & berthing sequence, at regular 1x time
The Steel-Electrics did this in their old wooden deck house configuration (pre steel cabin). Their GM generators put out white smoke when these departed a dock. It was fun to come down the Mukilteo road and see a nice fine plume of white smoke come off the stack of these as they depart Columbia Beach on the other side. A lot of white smoke smothered Mukilteo sometimes during north winds on their departure from the mainland. They usually poured it on the electric drive motors right on their departures on this run to make each crossing last an average of 14 minutes from dock to dock.