Queen of Burnaby at BC Ferries terminal Westview Terminal, in Powell River
July 2015 and the skies are coloured with smoke and ash from from forest fires in Pemberton, and the much closer Old Mine forest fire in Sechelt.
The Queen of Burnaby is in need of some cleaning to remove the rust stains that streak down on her white paint – they’re caused by the interaction of salt water and metal, and the constant bane of those who sail about on the ocean. They’re ugly stains, but purely cosmetic.
In the background you can see the Catalyst Paper mill, barges full of wood chips, and one of the concrete hulks that were used to form a breakwater.