Photos taken on Oktober 10th, a lovely autumn Saturday on the waterfront.
A couple of stitched panoramas:
A view of the old hospital, from the boat basin.
Float-plane activity on the harbour today:
- a Harbour-Air deHavilland Otter takes-off (eh) over the mighty ferry Quinsam (the Quinsam will soon be leaving for her 6-month refit...get ready to see the Bowen Queen in her absence)
West Coast Air (nee Baxter) has a fleet of planes with 2 (or 3?) different liveries (paint-schemes). Here's 2 different liveries with 2 deHavilland Beavers, both of West Coast Air
Touchdown by a West Coast Air beaver. (they later tried for the 2-point convert, but missed)
I thought the DHC-2 was getting ready to land on the Quinsam
Photos of Nanaimo waterfront, on an overcast & rainy November 7, 2009 (some photos lightened).
A silhouette of towers:
Lovely view from the bridge at Swy-a-Lana:
3-photo stitch of the waterfront & tower-alley, taken from the Queen Elizabeth II Promenade.
Some ship-visitors to Nanaimo: The ex BC Ferries Queen of Saanich and Queen of Vancouver.
The Saanich spent her career on the Swartz Bay - Tsawwassen route. She may have occasionally filled in on other major routes during refit season.
The Vancouver's main career assignment was also on the Swartz Bay - Tsawwassen route. However she was a sometimes replacement on the Duke Point route during autumn-winter refit season (remember those modified schedules and 2 hour 20 minute sailings?).
Both ships are awaiting sale to someone and are being moored here because there was no room for them at Deas dock in Richmond.
Frank is not aware that these 2 ships are visiting:
Ex BC ferries, with temporary-visiting-worker Bowen Queen:
Ex BC ferries, with Seaspan's Carrier Princess blending-in:
I love your Photos!
Thanks! It was a friendly waterfront today, with lots of "hello's" exchanged between walkers. Lots of folks were wearing poppies; that's great to see.
Originally Posted by queen of the waterfront
The rain wasn't too bad, and it was a good game to dodge the puddles on the waterfront walkway.
I also discovered something that I'd never noticed before: There is a pond at the base of the Beacon condo tower. For the bottom-floor suites on the ocean-side, they have a pond right at their patio door.
Re the rainbow picture from Departure Bay beach:
Novus: that's one tall photo. Is that a vertical-stitch of 2 or 3 photos in a vertical panorama?
Bravo Flugel Horn - your pictures
create in me a feeling to come back again