Hope you don't mind, Mike, if I do one 'fits all' thank you post for your Sointula shots, cable ferry launches, and that cool video of the Utah ferry... I really love insights into services that I have no familiarity with. Much appreciated, all.
Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 16, 2018 19:29:16 GMT -8
Here's a dashboard-video look at four terminals and their ships: Buckley Bay, Denman West, Gravelly Bay and Shingle Spit:
This is a much slower version of a video that I posted a week or so ago, and it shows the fine detail of terminal arrival, loading, docking etc.
I've kept the sound on this video, and you can hear me coughing and chatting, etc. Evidently I like to say "Thank You" to all the ferry workers that I meet.
My favourite moment is at Buckley Bay in the morning: I ask for Hornby, so the ticket lady gives me my throughfare ticket but doesn't tell me the lane #. So I ask, and that was self-disclosure that I'm not a local. So she immediately offers me a map of the islands....
The plans for Gravelly Bay and Shingle Spit. Millions for terminals, but Kahloke still in the plans until 2030. It already seems bizarre that two massive dock structures are in place for a 27 car barge... now there will be huge, expensive terminals to boot. Priorities seem odd. People would be very satisfied with Quinitsa in the busier months, and everything else left as it is. I have to admit, though, it's really bad in the summer when families with small kids are left way up the road, far from bathroom facilities, and you also get people entertaining themselves on the road beside their cars, with room only for one lane of traffic. A bit dangerous.
Post by Low Light Mike on Jan 1, 2019 17:29:41 GMT -8
Here's a view of the ferry berth at Sointula
- December 29, 2018
My hotel room has a good view of the berth structure, and Port McNeill in the background 5:14pm - There's a light-trail along the shoreline, and this is the ferry on her way from Port McNeill to Alert Bay (this photograph is 4.5 minutes long) DSC01125 by Mike Bonkowski, on Flickr
But the hotel exterior has a couple of decorative wooden poles that get in my way. - For this photograph, the weather is windy and rainy, and the ship's lights tell us that the ferry is very close. DSC02905 by Mike Bonkowski, on Flickr
You might have noticed the extensive updates regarding the Nanaimo Harbour and Gabriola Island terminal plans in another thread. Comparatively the Campbell River and Quathiaski Cove plans haven't been unveiled just yet. However keep an eye here: