Friday, October 17, 2008

Earl's Cove Ferry to Saltery Bay

Between storms, fall brings clear blue skies in Coastal BC. Riding BC Ferries to and from Powell River is a good time to get sky views.

Powell River is on the coast about 100 km north of Vancouver, but it takes two ferry rides to get here. That is one reason we have a town with a strong sense of community and why we are less hectic and crowded than the lower Sunshine Coast.

After you drive the length of the lower Sunshine Coast on Highway 101, you arrive at the Earl's Cove ferry terminal. You pay the fare for the whole trip at Horseshoe Bay, so all you have to do is park in the ferry lineup. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the views of water, sky and nearby mountain peaks.

After a 50 minute ride you arrive at Saltery Bay, south of Powell River. Saltery Bay is a small residential community. It was originally the site of a fish salting company back in the early 20th century, hence the name. From there it is about a about 40 minute drive to town. Along the way are several resorts, bed and breakfasts, restaurants and sporting goods establishments. There's also the ocean, forests and the expansive sky to enjoy along the way. I hope you can come visit my piece of paradise. I know you will enjoy it as much as I do. -- Margy

47 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm ready to come! Reminds me of the fjiords of Norway, a place much farther away that I've been to, while I have not been just up the coast to yours.

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  2. Hi Margy, Love your pictures.In the third one that is a very interesting formation,at first I thought it was a large cloud .

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  3. wow, Margy, what a beautiful tour! Sky watch and water watch - you live in a beautiful place!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful shots of the sky and surrounding area. I think being secluded by a ferry ride would be such a nice way to slow down the pace of life! Thanks for visiting my SWF.

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  5. Beautiful country up there. Thanks for stopping by GDP! Cheers from Gabriola

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  6. Wonderfull photos. Yuor river is bigger than most of our lake here in Finland. ;-)

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  7. What a gorgeous place! I especially love that first photo.

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  8. I love that second photo!
    Thank you for visiting my first Friday Skywatch post.

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  9. What a gorgeous part of the world you live in. I follow other BC bloggers, and just can't get enough of your scenery. It's always ike going on a mini vacation. That ferry ride would be so relaxing, and a great way to do photos.
    Happy SWF, and thanks for stopping by.

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  10. wow! i wanted to come over to your place and see these magnificent views! love it!

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  11. Wow, beautiful images, Margy! I've visited the Toronto area (family there), Winnepeg and up near the Hudson Bay, but I've never made it west past Manitoba. After seeing these photos, I'll definitely be adding British Columbia to my list of places to visit!

    Thanks for sharing,

    ~Kyle

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  12. Beautiful! That really is a sight to behold!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  13. Great water & mountain views - I would love to live in a place w/ all that grandeur!!! Wonderful shots! And Thank You for visiting my page - I appreciate it!

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  14. Skies seem very clear at present - between times. Stunning scenery

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  15. Margy, thank you for visiting my blog. Funny, mine made you miss Mexican food; yours makes me miss that beautiful BC scenery--I lived in Vancouver for almost a decade back in the Sixties and Seventies. Lovely photos!

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  16. You've posted a beautiful; series sharing your part of the world with us. I'd love to make that trip some time. Now I'll have to get out my maps of Canada and find you on it.
    Thanks for visiting my site!

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  17. Beautiful! It reminds me of my trip to Canada... from Jasper to Victoria:)

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  18. It looks so lovely there, Margy! Thank you for stopping by Seguin and inviting me over to visit. I have enjoyed it! Have a great weekend.

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  19. Looks like a very nice and interesting place to visit. How much is the cheapest motel there ?

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  20. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Has to be a great place to live.

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  21. Breathtaking landscape!!(waterscape)

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  22. How lucky you are, making/supplementing a living with travel books. This is gorgeous scenery, I wish I was there!

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  23. Very stunning. I have only been to Vancouver. That was nice, but it would be good to take a look outside the urban areas.

    I laughed when you talked of the sunshine coast. I didn't know that you had sun in that part of the world ;)

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  24. Thanks for visiting, Margy.
    Now I can't wait to visit Canada. That expanse you have shown looks peaceful and inviting! And thanks for sharing useful info.

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  25. where you live sounds so perfect and the photos are lovely as well.

    Thanks for popping by my blog,

    Gill in Southern Ontario

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  26. Oh my! Lovely images! I love the mountain shot! and the 2nd one too! The water is so alive! awesome swf!

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  27. Great skies to follow while ferry riding!

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  28. Very beautiful scenery. They looked like images from a post card. Well Done. Have a nice weekend.

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  29. love, love love the mountain views! Gorgeous, thanks for sharing. happy SWF!

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  30. Looks like a great ferry trip. Longest one I've been on is 5 minutes across a mile of river here in town - not much need for them elsewhere for all the bridges and the only other water is ocean - not conducive to traditional ferries. :)

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  31. I don't live that far from BC any how but never been to coast and always want to see the BC coast and your picture still confirm my wishes.

    Thanks for stopping in earlier.

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  32. Great shots, Margy, of that beautiful stretch of waterway up there. Hope to get up that way again someday.

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  33. Awesome pic, I especially like the first one.. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers

    http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

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  34. Beautiful country and skies you have along the BC coast! Thanks for visiting my sky watch.

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  35. mannanan2:04 AM

    Stunning photography and what a great place to live in.

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  36. It certainlt looks like paradise! Beautiful.

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  37. The mountains, the water view.. it's just perfect! - Daphne

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  38. Nice pictures of a beautiful nature. Not very unlike Norway, specially in the North, both in forms and colours.
    Thanks for visiting my SkyWatch pictures!

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  39. I love the second one !

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  40. Anonymous12:57 PM

    Lovely pictures and yes I will come and visit. Happy SWF.

    Thank you for your visit and comments SWF.
    I am having an IT problem at the moment. http://bowledoverandout.blogspot.com

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  41. Margy, what an absolutely stunning place to live, with such unending beauty all around you.
    Your Photos are heartstoppingly beautiful. Unfortunatly I've not been north of Vancouver and have always wanted to be and now that air travel is no longer possible for me, it will forever stay a dream or virtual visit through my bloggy friends.

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  42. These are fabulous pictures of absolutely wonderful views! I also love the above Powell Lake ones. Very nice venues and photography!

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  43. Thank you for that window into your lovely world.

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  44. betty1:25 PM

    The mountain has a face.

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  45. What wonderful scenery! Thank you for showing us! Greetings from Iowa, USA.

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