Posted by: sunnyharvy | October 12, 2014

Cruising Barkley Sound

We spent a full day cruising Barkley Sound, from Port Alberni, BC to Kildonan and Bamfield, aboard the packet freighter MV Frances Barkley. Port Alberni is located at the head of Vancouver Island’s longest deepwater ocean inlet in the south-central heart of Vancouver Island.

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Down Barkley Sound we go.

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Lots of logging activity in the area of Port Alberni

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Big tug, tiny tug

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The floating post office at Kildonan.

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Receiving mail, freight (furniture in background), and fresh produce.

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Taking new headboard home.

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Back to work in the office… boat returns again in two days.

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If the boat can’t get to the dock, just motor the dock to the boat.

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A few of the float homes as we approach Bamfield.

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It’s difficult to get rid of your old junk when you live in a remote location.

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Fixer-upper anyone? Call Vicky!

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Picturesque boardwalk connecting the waterfront homes and businesses.

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Playhouse inside a large old tree stump.

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Even the trash has to be shipped out.

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Heading back up the sound at day’s end.

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Responses

  1. So awesome!!!

    Explain to me why you would ever come back…..?

    I put this link in your comments about padlocks. Tom saw them all over the place in Europe.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2013/09/11/paris-pont-des-arts-padlocks/2789755/

  2. o man, I think I need to live there, among the whales and pine trees, in a float home. Tell me how I go about it!

  3. We kayaked Barkley Sound several years ago. What a beautiful place. Your photographs brought back lovely memories.


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