Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quadra Island Boat Tour

Quadra Island is one of the Discovery Islands between Vancouver Island and the mainland of Coastal British Columbia. It was named after Don Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, an 18th Century Spanish Naval Officer who explored the area at the same time as Captain George Vancouver. About 4,000 people live on the island, but in summer that number swells as tourists arrive by floatplane, boat and ferry. Quadra is a frequent destination for our 24' Bayliner Halcyon Days. The following are a few shots to entice you to come for a visit some day.

The ferry from Quadra to nearby Cortes Island.

Narrow passages.

And quiet coves.

Thanks for looking at my Quadra Island pictures. If you would like to read more about our trip you can click here. -- Margy

40 comments:

  1. Margy, what a beautiful set of photos! This island really gets me curious... lovely spot! Thanks for your sweet words on my Q post. Kisses from Nydia.

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  2. I love these pictures, Quite Quiet looking and peaceful!

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  3. Would that I could - visit, that is.
    I was stung by the bug to see British Columbia after reading Dyson jnr's book 'Starship and Canoe'.
    A lovely selection and apt choice.

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  4. It's a beautiful, unspolit area. Just looks so unpolluted. A wondeful q.

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  5. Wonderful landscapes !
    Quite perfect !
    Miss Yves

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  6. There is not enough time to visit all the places I see. This just adds to the list.

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  7. Thank you for visiting mine and leaving your link. Those Q pictures are beautiful. What a lovely name for an island and I will be sure to visit if I ever get over the pond to Canada.

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  8. Lovely!

    I'm visiting Vancouver Island in September and I'm very excited!

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  9. What a perfectly beautiful place. The scenery is so lovely. Thank you for posting this.

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  10. So beautyful photoes for the Q. Have a nice day!

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  11. Thanks for the visit.

    What a truly serene place it looks - absolutely beautiful.

    Gary

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  12. What a beautiful place .. I could spend a lot of Quality Quiet time there!

    :-Daryl

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  13. These photographs look lovely, but then again what you can expect from Canada :)
    Someday I will hopefully get opportunity to visit Canada. I would love to start from east coast and travel to the west coast, but if I could only pick one spot, I would probably visit Vancouver.
    That city is always on top 3, when UN or someother organization makes studies about best places to live on earth.

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  14. God's country for sure! I always enjoy reading your blog, by the way.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  15. Quadra looks like a beautiful place.

    Liked your post on buster as well

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  16. It looks like rather a nice place.

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  17. Oh so many beautiful photos!!!
    What a nice place....

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  18. That looks such a beautifu; place.

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  19. Lovely photos!!!

    Postcard-photos ;)

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  20. Lovely pictures! It looks like a very nice place too...

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  21. I have heard many wonderful stories of Quadra Island but never visited this beautiful area. Your photos do indeed show a magical place.
    Perhaps this will entice my husband and I to add this our list of travel plans in the next few years!

    I will be listing your blog onto my Rocky Mountain Retreat Site... if you don't mind.

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  22. Quadra certainly looks quiet. And, very beautiful.

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  23. Thank you for such lovely Q photos! It looks like a truly wonderful place to visit.

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  24. Lovely pictures and a wonderful Q-post. I love it.

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  25. Beautiful Photos.
    Great Q.

    Martha and I spent several weeks in B.C. in the summer of 2006 while on out driving trip from Texas to Alaska.

    I will be doing a post about B.C. in a few months. I do a post about this trip every Sunday called "Alaska Sunday".

    We enjoyed B.C. a lot. Hope to get back some day and spend even more time.

    Thanks for the nice comment on my Q.

    I am adding you to my "Nature sites" Blog roll.

    Come visit again,
    Troy and Martha,
    Texas Travelers

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  26. Oh my, what beautiful pictures.

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  27. Hi Margy, well, of course! you'd do Quadra Island for today! lol I've never been there, but the photos are spectacular and one day I will get over. You're really not that far away. :D Thx for your kind comments on my post today.

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  28. quite a set of quaint , high quality photographs! Nicely done...I LOVE the reflections in the water.....
    Thanks for visiting!

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  29. Your photos of Quandra are enticing for sure; very beautiful.

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  30. that looks so peaceful. what a great place for a vacation. great Q. thanks for visiting.

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  31. those are wonderful photos of Quadra...you know I haven't made it over there yet...that is on my to do list......

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  32. What a georgous place. Lovely photos!

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  33. This is a great Q post. Your photos are beautiful.

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  34. what a nice place to live in, the scenery is there every day for you to watch, ponder, relax...thanks for sharing. You made a good choice to live in a place so packed with gorgeous scenery. Good day.

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  35. British Columbia is a beautiful place and your pictures prove that. I can't imagine being on the island during the summer with all those tourists.

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  36. I agreewith jan, your photographs are awesome!

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  37. That's a new one on me but it looks spectacular

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  38. Thank you to everyone for coming to see my Q is for Quadra post. Stop by next Wednesday to see what's in store for R next week. - Margy

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  39. Looks like a beautiful peaceful place to visit

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  40. Ooh - the Discovery Islands are on my itinerary for when we finally get to come over to Canada. I want to go there even more now!

    Great Q!

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