Seaspan Reliant

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Seaspan Reliant heading into Active Pass as she heads from Swartz Bay to Vancouver

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Pender Island – Birds

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Birds on the BC Ferries dock on Pender Island

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Mayne Island – Horton Bay

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Horton Bay, Mayne Island

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There’s not a lot at Horton Bay, but that’s not important as this small bay on Mayne Island provides a sheltered anchorage and a government dock.

Sometimes that’s all that you need…

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The skies were hazy and impenetrable due to smoke from forest fries in the BC interior when I visited in August 2017. That’s life, and as a photojournalist I portray what is, not what I wanted…

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Mayne Island – Japanese Garden

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Japanese Garden at Dinner Bay Park, Mayne Island

I had a few reasons to visit the Japanese Garden – I wanted to see as much of Mayne Island as I could, it was nasty hot out and I wanted to cool off, and because a friend of mine has some ties to Mayne and this wonder tranquil spot.

And a bit of video…

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YE 218

Built as a workboat in Esquimalt by Yarrows in 1957, YE 218 is now registered as a pleasure craft.

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YE 218 in Sooke Harbour

  • Gross Tonnage: 96.78
  • Net Tonnage: 29.03
  • Construction Material: Steel
  • Vessel Length (m): 49.68
  • Vessel Breadth (m): 4.80
  • Vessel Depth (m): 2.40
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Salish Orca – on the deck

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Salish Orca approaching the BC Ferries Westview Terminal in Powell River

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PR fboat

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Example in Powell River

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Sea Scout III

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Sea Scout III in Powell River

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Raggeds

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Raggeds in Powell River

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Qualicum College

During the Great Depression, Robert Knight decided to open an independent boarding school in Qualicum Beach.

The Qualicum Beach School was founded in September 1935 with nine students. In 1937, the school was relocated to a specially-designed building on 17 acres of seaside property. The school was renamed Qualicum College in 1949, and operated until 1970.

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The school’s playing fields were subsequently subdivided for a housing estate; the Tudor-style main building was purchased by a group who transformed it into the Qualicum College Inn.

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In 2011 developers attempted to convert the hotel and surrounding property into Qualicum College Heights, a complex of 40 condominiums

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