After a pleasant weekend visiting our friends in Powell River, we drove off toward Vancouver. Powell River being where it is, our first stop was the Saltery Bay – Earl’s Cove ferry terminal. On a Monday morning, it wasn’t very busy, but the view was nice.
Having nothing else to do, I got the camera out and went looking for things to photograph. By gum, I found a bald eagle perching in a tree next to the terminal.
He eventually flew down and landed on the sandbar, where I couldn’t get a decent shot of him. I watched a 6-person canoe or scull paddle by:
Eventually the ferry came in:
The Saltery Bay ferry takes you just over the inlet to Earl’s Cove, after which you drive the length of the Sunshine Coast to the Langdale-Horseshoe Bay Ferry, which you take to the mainland. Then you drive on into Vancouver. I regret to say there are no reasonable photo ops from the Sunshine Coast Highway; it’s just a highway, mostly surrounded by tall trees on both sides. Pretty; hardly photographic. The drive takes about an hour and 20 minutes (79.8 km or not quite 50 miles).
I took some photos from the ferry, of the area around the Langdale ferry terminal, and of the trip among the islands as we traveled down to Vancouver; if you’d like to see them, the whole gallery is called Ferry to Vancouver.