Monday, 1 September 2014

Road trip (Part 1)

On Wednesday, the 27th, we took the ferry out of Comox across to Powell River. Comox is on Vancouver Island and Powell River is on what is called the "Sunshine Coast" or the "mainland" of BC.  

Comox is a 1-1/2 hour drive north of Nanaimo. Our routing on this trip was Comox to Powell River. This ferry leg takes 1-1/2 hours to cross. Then we drive down the coast to Saltery Bay (50 minutes south) and then we board another ferry at Saltery Bay to Earl's Cove. This ferry leg takes 50 minutes. From Earl's Cove you drive about one hour and you are in Sechelt. Nice day's drive. A bit of ferry chasing and waiting at terminals but this is part of the game. No problem!

Reason for this trip is a two day visit at my sister, Julie's & brother-in-law Martin's place in Sechelt.......

Small ferry dock in Comox....

See, even Felix gets to go on a road trip once in a while!


Splendor Sine Occasu. Our provincial motto that means:
Splendour Without Diminishment

Here comes Powell River.....
Since we had a few hours to spend, we drove a little north of Powell River to the "end of the road" in Lund BC. This is a small tourist and fishing community. From here, many sailors of pleasure crafts head up the coast to Desolation Sound. It is a very famous sailing destination.
Coming into Lund

Well, this is a well named bakery!!


Yet another nice bakery fit for our  Nova Scotia friends, Paula & Jerry!!!

Beautiful walkway around the little bay.


Lund headquarters.....


One of the local docks. This is a load of live oysters coming in!


A very unique looking travel rig at the local park...

We left Lund and headed back down to Powell River and enjoyed a picnic lunch at the local park. We then drove south to Saltery Bay, which as I mentioned above, takes about 1 hour.

Exploring the local docks while waiting for the ferry

How many shades of blue do you see?
Safe arrival in Sechelt and time on the deck...

The only problem with this routing is that it is hard to coordinate the ferry times. Our ferry left Powell River at 10:10 am and arrived in Powell River at 11:40 am. The next southbound leg at Saltery Bay did not leave until 4:30 pm. It means that you have a bit of time to use up! Each of the legs on the ferry cost about $85. It is not a cheap way to do this route but still it is fun. 
Thought for the Day: Live your life and forget your age.


  1. Beautiful pictures! It looks like a gorgeous place to spend an afternoon

  2. I see a new career in your future, Nancy! Pastery chef, perhaps? The sign is already made, after all! Lovely photos of a beautiful area!

  3. The last time I took the Saltery Bay ferry it was free.
    What happened?
    Lovely pix as usual!