Post by Low Light Mike on Jul 10, 2006 17:34:44 GMT -8
I've shown my recent vacation pictures (the ferry-related ones) in this thread. I hope you enjoy them. I enjoyed trying to take meaningful ferry pictures. =======================================
This is taken from Campbell River ferry terminal. PRQ has just emerged from Q-Cove.
This next one is also taken at Campbell River teminal. Note Mount Doogie Dowler in the background (Prominent peak southeast of Mt. Eliza and northeast of Mt. Powell on the Powell Lake-Bute Inlet divide. Named after Doogie Dowler, resident of Refuge cove and Heriot Bay from 1949 to 1983, owned and operated the Heriot bay store and post office for many years. Mountain is visible from Heriot Bay store.)
The car deck of the Powell River Queen. These are the "official deck seating" chairs used by seniors and disabled, after the on-deck "cabin" was removed earlier this year. The solution is basic chairs that you could get from WalMart. A lady that we met at these chairs was very passionate about defending the residents' right to service.....she quoted me David Hahn's salary, so she knows her ferry-protest-stuff! She was wonderful to talk to, and gave me a sense of how the seniors on Quadra really depend on this ferry. ---------------
Good stuff, Flugel! Bring's back memories from last summer... Except all the pics that I took didn't come out when they were developed, and I was furious about that, argg... *Smacks my head against a wall* I have to get a digital camera... But the pics from Kelsey Bay came out fine and should be posted soon!
Post by Low Light Mike on Jul 11, 2006 20:54:43 GMT -8
We stayed at Taku Resort, which is a 5 minute walk away from Heriot Bay Inn and the Cortes Ferry. It's on Drew Harbour, facing Rebecca Spit, and also facing the coast mountains that are behind the spit.
I highly recommend Taku. They have a mix of cabins, some studio suites, and RV spots.
For kayaking, we put-in at the Taku Resort (they rent Kayaks to guests), and we kayaked across Drew Harbour, past Rebecca Spit, and out to the Breton Islands, which are just outside Rebecca Spit.
Re Gowlland Harbour, we stayed there in 2003 & again in 2004 at Seascape Resort, which had some gothic-arch chalets nestled on a cliffside. We kayaked among the seals in Gowlland Harbour, and also kayaked over to April Point to see how the richer folks play.
Post by Low Light Mike on Jul 16, 2006 7:35:28 GMT -8
Can't understand what everyone's been protesting about re the Powell River Queen, since BC Ferries has put in that nice car deck 'lounge', in front of the big yellow barrel....
Yeah...got to wonder whether those so-called "laid back" island folks really are laid back if they are fighting for such a small issue as this one.
In many ways, those island folk are very intense, about issues that they care about. It's an interesting comparision to big-city-folk: in some ways it's more laid back (re schedules, amount of work, pace of life, etc), but in other ways they are much more passionate about issues (much greater voter participation at public forums and elections, I would think).
The particular issue about the removal of the deck shelter is a valid point of protest, I believe. We've heard various comments here on this board already re this issue, but now I've talked with actual people involved on that ship (that passenger lady and another) and my opinion has changed......I see the passengers' argument now.