Post by Koastal Karl on Nov 3, 2007 15:22:53 GMT -8
Can anyone confirm the route she will take once she passes Victoria??? Is she going via East Point by Saturna or transiting Active Pass??? If she transits Active Pass I am considering going over to Galiano for the day and watch her from the beach there. Unless she is going via East Point then maybe Saturna would be the place to see her pass.
The best viewing locations will be
Departure Bay Beach Anywhere around Departure Bay Gabriola Island if she is coming up the strait Galiano Island if she is coming up the Strait Bellhouse Park if transiting Active Pass Beach in Active Pass on Galiano if transiting Active Pass Bluffs on Galiano Clover Point in Victoria Viewpoint on King George Terrace in Oak Bay provides a Panorama view. I checked it out earlier. Mount Tolmie which wouldent be good for photos but if you have Binnoculars you could see her. Some areas along the West Coast out past Sooke you could probably catch a glimps of her.
Can you access East Point on Saturna?? Is there a beach there or anything???
Post by kylefossett on Nov 3, 2007 17:40:56 GMT -8
like the majority of vessels coming into vancouver from the pacific she will probably route by way of boundary pass south of saturna island. this is the most direct route. the only way i could see her going through active pass is if they go to swartz bay first.
Post by Koastal Karl on Nov 3, 2007 20:50:40 GMT -8
I would but our plane has been out of comission since the summer so I have no idea when it will be ready again to fly. But Aeriel shots would be good! I sure hope she dosent sail through here overnight! That would suck!
She could go either Active Pass or East Point. Since she's not a Canadian vessel yet, she'll need a pilot, but that woudn't exclude her from not being able to sail Swanson Channel to Active Pass.
Freighters are excluded from Active Pass as they sail past East Point except for those going to Crofton.
I would gather that she would sail Active Pass if she was in local waters during the day so that the passengers and crews aboard the other ferries in the vicinity would see her.
It's still very distant from the excact schedule as to her day of arrival as sea conditions on the Atlantic are varied to say the least.
Her inaugural cruise for first day of service is not expected until probably early spring as she needs to go through inspection and crew familiarity and training and that takes everything through the holidays which results in slow downs after Dec. 15th.
But I'm sure BC Ferries is anxious to show her to The Coast as soon as she's ready.
Going to try and get over to The Island myself on her day of arrival to take video.