FERRY TRIP TO THE MAINLAND – GOING TO VISIT THE PIRATE GRANDKIDS
My wife Francis (of disappearing in plain sight) is in Vancouver, BC visiting our grandkids. Here are a few photos from the typical 2 hour ferry trip that voyages from Vancouver Island to the city of Vancouver – and check out the little pirate too!
BC Ferries is the the 2nd largest passenger ferry line in the world. The larger ferries carry up to 2100 passengers and 200 to 500 vehicles. They travel from Vancouver Island across the Strait of Georgia to the mainland of British Columbia in Canada. Georgia Strait is 240 kilometres long and varies from 18 to 55 kilometres wide. Vancouver Island covers 32,000 square kilometres which is slightly larger than the State of Maryland or about 1/3 the size of the island of Ireland. The population of Vancouver Island is 3/4 of a million people. Approximately 350,000 live on the southern tip in Victoria – BC’s lovely capital- known as the city of gardens (click here to see a previous post of Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park). About 3% of us Islanders (23,000 people) live in the northern 1/2 of the island.
This is one of the of the smaller ferries that travel the inlets up the Sunshine Coast or to one of the many Gulf islands.
A view of the Coast Mountain Range