Friday, December 29, 2006

things I find unsettling about ‘in-between’ BC ferries


The holiday season is a busy time for ferry traffic. That’s why the good folks at BC Ferries have upped the number of ferries “in play” between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. You know what that means. The addition of the oh-so-popular “in-between” ferries! After missing the 5 o'clock ferry, we were lucky enough to catch the 6 o'clock holiday “in between-er” ferry, the Queen of Vancouver. This deluxe edition ferry, built in 1962, has a super sweet arcade featuring at least 4 games (tons of fun), a sun deck (lovely in December), a bevy of tourism brochures (useful), and a roomy White Spot slop-n-drop restaurant sandwiched between rust and dirt (nice). Although it was quite a delightful ride across the Straight, I must say that I found a few things quite unsettling. Here are some pictures I captured to unsettle you:






9 comments

Kelli said...

JAJAJAJA!

That is a great BC Ferries montage.

Lisa Bettany said...

A lesson to be learned: Pine Sol and sewage don't mix. I would think that it might add a refreshing scent.

Shouldn't you be packing Miss NYC?!?

Anonymous said...

So i guess you would rather be in a 5 sailing wait than a 2 sailing wait eh? yes our Queen of Vancouver is old though it did get you you there.Pretty sad rant

Lisa Bettany said...

NB. A montage is not a rant.

Heatherness said...

Lisa, welsome to the world of blogging where people are chicken shits and comment anonymously when they disagree with something you lay down.
Its annoying but necessary on the pathway to blogging enlightenment.

Ps. I enjoyed the montage. Those ferries are fucking brutal. Perhaps if they hadn't spent a bajillion dollars on those neato fast ferries, the Queen of Vancouver and those like it wouldn't be such a pieces of shit.

Bring it on anonymous.

Heatherness said...

Ps. I'm feisty because I have had some wine.

Lisa Bettany said...

Thanks for the boost o' heatherness. As a blogging newbie, I must say I felt a twinge of anger towards 'anonymous' for marring my thought provoking ferries montage with said ignorance. Oh, sorry did I insult yo' BC ferries workin' mama? Loser.

Chris. said...

Wahoo Heather! While bashing of bloggers is not ok, bashing the fast ferry fiasco of the NDP Decade of Destruction is ALWAYS A-OK!!!

Heatherness said...

Thanks Chris. I do not hate your soul.

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