Here are Photos of and around the Blubber Bay Terminal. Taken Friday March 22nd, 2013. More can be Seen on my Flickr.
What's the purpose of the large empty paved area in the foreground? - it's closed-off by a gate, so maybe it's not BCF property ?
The large paved area you see is part of the Blubber Bay Quarry Property. I'm guessing this would be used for parking as it's near the Quarry Office. (Which you can see in the first photo of my last post) I'm up on the hill overlooking this area by the Museum that's in Blubber Bay.
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Post by Low Light Mike on Apr 14, 2013 12:41:34 GMT -8
Some views of Hornby Island's Shingle Spit ferry terminal, seen by me on a sunny/cloudy Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013.
The view from the spit beach. - lovely tree colours on Mt. Geoffrey in the background - Thatch Pub's beer store is visible on the far left of the photo (actual pub is out of frame, to the left). Many of the cabins along this beach have grass and flowers growing on their roofs.
Note the real eagle on top of the berth tower:
Then to the other side of the terminal, beside the crew parking area: - this gives you an idea of the sun/cloud mix that I enjoyed
View of the berth from this angle. - Gravelly Bay terminal (with Kahloke) is visible on the other side of Lambert Channel.
Post by Low Light Mike on Aug 16, 2013 19:37:49 GMT -8
A couple of views of Campbell River dock, seen from the upper deck of the Powell River Queen - July 26, 2013
The dirt pile barely seen on the right hand side of the photo (on the far side of the road) is in-progress construction of a new seniors independent living and assisted living building. - Maybe I can live there in a few years, and enjoy a view of the ferry and the cruise-ships
Campbell River terminal probably has the shortest access lane for traffic arrivals, of all the terminals in the BCF system. Buckley Bay is pretty short too, but at least you get a longer drive through the terminal.
Post by Low Light Mike on Aug 16, 2013 19:44:30 GMT -8
Heriot Bay terminal on the east side of Quadra Island, for the Quadra-Cortes route. - seen by me in July 2013.
The vehicles line up along the roadside, which gives the terminal attendant a long uphill walk to check for fares. - In this photo, I'm standing at the point of a vehicle arriving 1 hour before the first sailing of the day (it was a Wednesday). I'm not sure how early you need to get there to be one of the first 5 vehicles in line; maybe 2 hours early?
View of the jetty and berth, seen from the government public float.
Today's round trip into Courtenay for some shopping provided a good amount of ship's whistles from Quinitsa and Kahloke, and both vessels employed deckhands looking out into the fog from the bow... just like the big boats going through Active Pass. The approach to Shingle Spit on the 4:40 sailing was somewhat off center, and the deckhand was complaining about her eyes watering attempting to see where things were.
Post by Low Light Mike on Dec 30, 2013 8:57:21 GMT -8
Sointula at dawn; December 30, 2013.
- some foot traffic awaits the 7:55am sailing to Port McNeill.
This berth & trestle will be rebuilt/refurbished in 2015. As the sign indicates, most of the structure is owned by the local Lions Club, who also owns & operates the small craft harbour in the shipyard district of town.
Perhaps BCFerries will take over the entire structure when the rebuild project is done?
Post by Low Light Mike on Jan 1, 2014 16:53:58 GMT -8
Ferry-Time at Sointula's downtown core: - 11:00am on December 30, 2013.
The ferry berth is an offshoot of the Lions Club wharf.
It is high tide, and the ship is sitting high in the berth.
The culture of ferry-time is captured many times daily by the Facebook page of "Deb's Deli" Who Needs a WebCam, when you have Deb's Deli - the deli staff keep a running FB blog that lets residents know the status of the ferry lineup (which is just outside the deli door), and also promotes its daily specials. - I enjoyed a Reuben Panini sandwich and an apple muffin.