Tag Archives: harbour

Mayne Island – Horton Bay

Horton Bay, Mayne Island 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… The skies were hazy … Continue reading

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Island Scout and ITB Supplier

Island Scout and ITB Supplier at the Suncor fuel terminal at Brechin Point, Nanaimo   Island Scout: Built: 2006, Hull-Jinling Shipyard, PRC Length, overall: 23.92m / 78.4’ Breadth, moulded: 7.54 m / 24.7’ Depth, moulded: 3.96 m / 13’ Lightship … Continue reading

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The big picture – Millstone Trail

You can get  nice views of the marinas in Nanaimo from the Millstone Trail, adjacent to Maffeo Sutton Park. But sometimes you need to look at the big picture…

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Air Castle

Air Castle anchored off Goose Spit

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Port Alberni

The harbour as I saw it…   [fbalbum url=”ps://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.211837012273351.1073741856.123247217798998&type=1″ size=”187″]

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M/V Frances Barkley

The MV Frances Barkley is a freight and passenger vessel operating in the Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound. She was named for Frances Barkley, the wife and travelling companion of Captain Charles William Barkley. MV Frances Barkley at Port Alberni … Continue reading

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Port Alberni

Port Alberni has long been a gateway for me when travelling by road or by sea – a safe harbour in a storm,  a place to grab a coffee before heading to Ucluelet or Bamfield, and more recently, a place … Continue reading

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The dead jetties

Nanoose Bay has a long been home to the the Nanoose First Nation (Snaw-Naw-As), who along with 18 other tribes in the Salish Sea are Coast Salish people. It’s also been home to marinas, and aquaculture, a large lumber mill, … Continue reading

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