Ferry To Salt Spring IslandSaturday, July 10, 2010
On Saturday we (Rosemary, Rebecca and Lauren) headed for Salt Spring Island to visit Celia Duthie and her husband Nick Hunt. I was particularly looking forward to the one evening stay because the Duthies (the Hunt’s) would provide more of that parallel education that I find so important for my two granddaughters. The ferry always offers the opportunity to read (and of course avoid that most terrible Sunshine Breakfast). Since it was 2 in the afternoon when we boarded the ferry breakfast was not in our agenda. Lauren and Rebecca insisted on $5 ice cream scoops (one!) at the Tsawassen Ferry Terminal market.
On our ship I explained to the girls that it would navigate by,
Active Pass the very place where artist Jim MacKenzie had photographed and then painted by two teenage daughters, Ale and Hilary back in 1986. It would seem that Active Pass still holds its magic as the captain told us that there were killer whales frolicking off the starboard bow. Both Rebecca and Lauren marveled at the sight.
I asked Lauren to pose for me outside but Lauren is not comfortable in bright situations and she closes her eyes or squints. I will have to wait for her to perhaps outgrow this problem.
Rebecca has no problem and she posed for my cell phone. As I look at these pictures, which in spite of the limitations of the iPhone I still find exquisite I wonder how I could possibly get that effect with film. I will have to try!
Romance on the BC Ferries