Posts Tagged ‘boats’

English Bay View of Northshore Mountains

English Bay view of the Northshore Mountains and the fishing charter boat Edgewater Fortune

english bay view of northshore mountains and the edgewater fortune charter yacht

English Bay view of the Northshore Mountains and the Edgewater Fortune

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   Last week presented a relatively rare late winter opportunity – fresh snow on the local mountains combined with a relatively clear sky. I have had a number of Vancouver related snowy images in mind for several years, but weather and other factors conspired against me getting all the way to Vancouver. This year has been a good year for the skiers, but that doesn’t mean the snow is sitting in the trees easily seen from sea level. Last week, however, we had a bit of fresh snow and good weather so I went straight to Vancouver.

   One of the places I photographed last week was the Kitsilano Beach Park area just to the southwest of downtown Vancouver. I had not visited Kits Beach in many years, but this did show a great angle on the downtown buildings with the Northshore Mountains in the background. This photograph shows Crown, Goat, and Grouse Mountains (and some fresh snow) high above Stanley Park, the Lions Gate Bridge, and the fishing charter M.V. Edgewater Fortune anchored in English Bay. This is just a small portion of a much wider 20+ frame panorama that I will likely post later on. I liked how this one end of the photograph showed just the boat, the park, and the mountains – without much evidence of the big city right next to it.

   The M.V. Edgewater Fortune has a bit of an interesting history. Originally it was the HMCS Fortune (MCB 151) – a Minesweeper in the Royal Canadian Navy before it was decommissioned in 1964. It then spent some time with Greenpeace as the Greenpeace Two, and was later renamed the M.V. Edgewater Fortune and is currently utilized as a charter fishing yacht along coastal British Columbia.

   For more photographs of the Vancouver area visit my Vancouver Coast & Mountains Gallery.

Salmon Fishing on the Fraser River

Two salmon fisherman in an aluminum boat in the Fraser River at Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada

two salmon fishermen in a boat on the fraser river in british columbia

Salmon Fishing on the Fraser River (Purchase)

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   Salmon season sees fishing boats of all sizes in the Fraser River of British Columbia. I photographed these two fishermen in a small aluminum boat one evening on the Fraser River from Brae Island Regional Park.

For more photographs from the Fort Langley area visit my Fraser Valley Gallery.

Nanaimo Harbour Sunset

The Freighter Geiranger in Nanaimo Harbour at sunset – Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Freighter Geiranger anchored in Nanaimo Harbour at Sunset

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   I made this photo from Biggs Park (near Jack Point) in Nanaimo, British Columbia a few months ago. I hadn’t really intended on photographing a freighter, but it dominated many of my intended compositions at the time. So I embraced what was there, and made the above sunset photo.

   When processing this photo I was curious what sort of cargo this freighter might be carrying. It seems this boat is a “general cargo” carrier, but I found something even more interesting when looking for this information. Apparently a lot of marine vessels can be tracked online and the Geiranger is no different. When I discovered this site it had left Nanaimo and was in China, but now it seems to be up in Kitimat, BC. This is all probably more interesting if you know someone on the crew, however.

Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway

The Harbourfront Walkway in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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The Nanaimo Harbourfront Walkway (Purchase)

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   Earlier this month while visiting Nanaimo, British Columbia I walked along the Harbourfront Walkway past the shops, tourists, and marinas. I made this photo from the top of a stairwell made up to look like a ship’s mast – this provided a pretty good view of the area below. Just beyond the ramps to the boats you can see some of the seaplanes from the Harbour Water Airport.