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Back to the Mainland

All photos taken on May 24, 2022.

Breakfasted early, goodbyes said, we were quickly on route from Saanich to Swartz Bay to catch the 9:00 AM ferry. Even though it was the first day after the long holiday weekend, we need not have worried about not finding a spot on the ferry. One hour before sailing, there was still 17% availability. Nonetheless, we did not regret reserving.

Waiting to board – we did not make the mistake of waiting too long to visit the loo, this time.

On board and up on deck

Ready to sail

Cormorant gathering nesting supplies.

Under way

Island life

How on earth can they fit 400 people into these 4 small barrels?

Lots of ferry traffic

Taking a photo break

Nobody sitting up on deck today

a little lighthouse keeping

we have been here before….often

Active Pass ferry traffic

The snapper becomes the snappee

exiting Active Pass – Vancouver is in sight


rush hour

shimmering waters

We arrived at Tsawwassen right on time and rolled on into downtown Vancouver to drop off B & K’s stuff.


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

17 thoughts on “Back to the Mainland

    1. Ha Ha. Thanks. I could have said the snapper becomes the snapped, but that has other connotations. The ferry is pretty large, so the cruise was petty smooth. Thanks for reading. Allan


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