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Nanaimo Harbor (+8 insets!)

Nanaimo Harbor (+8 insets!)
(+8 insets!)

Appreciating Nanaimo from our Ferry Ride Back
Unlike our trip over to Newcastle Island, the ferry back to Nanaimo included enough people that every available seat was taken and there were several other bikes stowed away up top as well. Everyone was in a very bright mood, chattering happily about their visit to remarkable Saysuchun Island.

As we neared the shores of Nanaimo, we saw a seaplane land nearby and we also got to watch a group of people exchange goodbyes to loved ones as they entered a seaplane standing by. Immediately after, the seaplane took off and I was able to get pictures of the whole proceeding while we were on the ferry!

We pulled up to the dock after our short ride and were soon on our way, though we did stop for a few pictures first. Once we pushed our bikes up to the parking lot, we hopped aboard and buzzed over to our truck and loaded them in the back.

There was plenty of time so another walk along the harbor was in order on this oft-changing day of sun and clouds. It was never cold though which was a nice treat. We enjoyed our walk, strolling along a section we missed the first time we went. It was a wonderful way to end the day’s adventures!

Today’s Pictures
The main picture today shows another picture of Nanaimo’s lovely wharf. Insets include a picture of Nanaimo from the ferry as we were approaching the dock, a series of seaplane pictures, and two art pieces that we saw along the harbor walking path. Also included was a cool restaurant on stilts out on the bay and finally, another picture from the ramp down to the ferry. I posted a different one the other day but this one turned out well to so I thought I’d share it too!

Pam, have you ever been on a boat cruise? Being on that little ferry was such fun but it’s certainly not something you could sleep on. I’ve always been resistant to cruises but I can see their value in certain circumstances—most especially to cold climates where driving would be problematic or even downright impossible. Some day we’d like to go on a cruise up to Alaska or another northern place…what about you? I hope all is well with you—it hailed yesterday and today the low was a frigid 25 degrees, oh my!! There were snow flurries all morning, BRRRRR!!!

Explored on 2/04/20; highest placement #2.

protox, micritter, Angelofruhr, Marco F. Delminho and 61 other people have particularly liked this photo

40 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Un total ravissement pour les yeux et pour les sens ....!
4 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photo et notes. Nicole.
4 months ago.
 Marek Ewjan Stachowski
Marek Ewjan Stachows…
attractive shot → very nice picture ( interesting PiP's )
have a nice new week, Janet !
4 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Beautiful harbor capture and PIPs!

Admired in:
4 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
A fabulous series of images taken from your ferry ride! What a fun trip you had!
Have a good new week, Janet!
4 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
Brilliant photographs and inserts - with - as always - a good interesting travel news roundup...
Many thanks.. Janet.. and 'good wishes' to you all.... from - David J'.. UK.
4 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a great amount of pictures here Janet. I just love the eagle statue with the amazing pictures painted on it. Very colourful. I also like the series of photos showing the group of people going into another small airplane. I am so pleased to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday. If I were to go on to a cruise (although bearing in mind I don't have any sea-legs!!!!) I'd love to go to Norway and Sweden with the amazing fjords and to see these mountains come right down to the sea. Also whales and dolphins gather there and follow the boat and do all sorts of jumping out of the water etc.
4 months ago.
Kenny club
Superb series
4 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club




4 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Incroyable activité navale et aérienne sur cette baie ! De beaux détails en encarts, j'aime beaucoup le bâtiment sur pilotis qui semble être un phare ou une tour de contrôle !
Superbes prises de vues !
Bonne journée, Janet !
4 months ago.
uwschu club
sehr schöne Serie, Janet
4 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you for your interesting account and amazing photographs Janet, an enjoyable read and view as always but I especially like the main iiimage!
Have a lovely week.
4 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful harbour scne with really lovely reflections.
Like the PIPs too.
4 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Great harbour shot, nicely composed and wonderful reflections.
4 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Outstanding series! Well done Janet!*******
4 months ago.
Excellentes *********
4 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Wieder ein toller Reisebericht, Janet! –
Mit einem Wasserflugzeug bin ich noch nie geflogen.
4 months ago.
annaig56 club
4 months ago.
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A great series of pictures with wonderful details to end your journey!
4 months ago.
cammino club
Beautiful pictures from an interesting journey with a busy little harbour.
4 months ago.
Reyk club
Was für eine großartige Sammlung an Fotos, ich bin immer wieder aufs neue beeindruckt.
4 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Your main image is really fascinating, especially viewed large where you can see an amazing amount of fine detail and interesting stuff to look at and enjoy. I love the dramatic sky to and the whole image is wonderfully colourful. I love the whale watching boat...........something I've never done. Did you consider it all all?

In the PiPs, I especially like the pieces of artwork on the walking trail and the sea-plane images, especially the one of the plane all alone in that gorgeous blue sky! My fave of the PiPs is that amazing restaurant/pub structure!

An interesting narrative as always Janet.............glad you had a good trip back to Nanaimo.
4 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A beautiful Harbour-view, Janet !
4 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Fab janet and nicely done catching the seaplane, once again a cracking set of pics.
4 months ago.
Annemarie club
wonderful dear Janey!
4 months ago.
RHH club
What a great series of photos, Janet. Love the art and the harbor scenes are marvelous. Makes me eager to be on the way again. That building is remarkable and it's my recollection that there is something similar in Vancouver harbor. We used to go to Vancouver and Stanley Park quite frequently and watch the seaplanes and boats, but now that we live so far away we haven't been up there for ages, or so it seems.

Not much sunshine in the photos but some remarkable skies. That certainly makes all the difference in these photos. Do you use any filters, ND or polarizing, to bring out the skies, or do you do that in the post-processing? Perhaps, though, in these the light was such that nothing extra was needed. In any case, wonderful photos taken with your usual skill and giving a great documentary of your trip.

We went a number of times to Vancouver and Stanley Park during the winter Olympics there. The crowds were hard to deal with but the flame on the waterfront and all the things going on were fun. We didn't go to any of the events - too expensive and not my kind of thing, but the rest was fun. At that time Jennifer was doing research at UBC and had an apartment near False Creek, so we would go and walk around town.

There's a lot to see in Vancouver, including a lot of public artwork. Stanley Park is the high point, though. The aquarium is there, a lot of artwork including a bunch of totem poles, it's a good placed to watch birds, and the harbor is magnificent. We've watched the seaplanes coming in and going out as well. We've walked and biked there and just the thought of all we've seen there makes me want to go back.

Neal is here this morning and then I have to go get groceries for Ed and Jess' stay and for our trip. He's playing with his gameboy at the moment (retro) but I'm sure will soon be tired of it and wanting to play Monopoly or Phase 10. This is the first time we've seen him since getting back but will have him here again Thursday and all day Saturday and Sunday. He had a pretty good spell while we were gone.

Going to have an Ethiopian meal for the adults when Ed and Jess are here and I've got the "dough" for the Injeera bread going. Hope to make the Sega Wat this afternoon or evening and then a few other things to go with it. Won't have to do much else in the way of cooking since we are having a potluck with others on Sunday. That's one of Neal's favorites but always a bit of a lottery for me since the food doesn't always agree with me.

Guess that had better be it. Have to start making lunch and getting a list for grocery shopping.
4 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
et toujours avec des notes merveilleuses !!
4 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful pictures.
Funny architecture in PiP 4.....
4 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Une image d'une toute grande beauté les couleurs sont superbes, les encarts sont toujours et comme chaque fois aussi beaux les uns que les autres. Vous avez de la chance de visiter une si belle région. Profiter un maximum de votre voyage. Amitiés, Josiane
4 months ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Great story, great capture, well done Janet
4 months ago.
 Nancy Hanko
Nancy Hanko
Janet, I have finally joined Ipernity. Ron is still working to get it sorted. Wish I could get my camera photos out. Right now they are coming off my phone. I sure have enjoyed your photos and commentary. Often one is better at photos or writing that recreates and takes us into the places and scenes. You have astounded me because your ability to do both is wonderful. Your work is so detailed and thorough on both accounts, along with being creative, fun and wonderful. Your photos and correspondence with my husband, Ron Hanko has been a blessing. He too has the creative gift not only for photography, but also for writing and retracing travel and events with anecdotes and fun stories. Thanks for sharing!!
4 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Wonderful series of images here. Well done Janet Regards Tess. Thanks for your lovely message on my newest post. I very much appreciate your comments. Hope you are still feeling better as time goes by.
4 months ago. Edited 4 months ago.
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Returning to say Congratulations in Explore. Well deserved for this image.
4 months ago.
Great PIPs once again my dear Pop sister. I have never been on a boat little or large cruise, but I don't think I could stomach it. so, thank you for sharing your experience Janet.
4 months ago.
 Nancy Hanko
Nancy Hanko
Dear Janet, I feel very honored for your extensive commenting on my photos. They were not very sharp and pristine, something I worked for in years past, but the phone isn't doing it, and the photos of the rock settings were taken without a flash with a camera I don't know how to set and work with - the automatic setting yielded poor results, but at least I have an Ipernity account opened!
Took another set of photos on my phone that I would really like to post, but we are having a lot of problems trying to figure things out on my Apple phone, and can't get the account to show and post as the Ipernity on the computer does.
My husband got me a good camera to keep me occupied and interested in the excursions he loves to plan and go on. Photography, especially macro photography takes hiking to an amazing level of wonder and adventure!!! Not only is Ron a perfectionist, so am I, and as a result I have an overwhelming number of photos, and don't really 'do' computer by myself and as a result, the cards and cards and hard drive of photos sit and nothing further comes of them.
Part of the problem is that I take 6 to 10 photos of nearly everything, hoping for the 'perfect' YES photo!!! Ron just shakes his head and can't understand why I can't be satisfied with a couple photos. He tells me that taking multiple photos without changing settings is a waste of time and will yield nothing really different than the first photo...!!!
Any way, I have had a lot of neck issues in the past years, and still struggle with them. I have degenerated discs in my neck and some narrowing. For a couple years I really struggled with inflammatory issues and 'neck headaches'. Photo shooting, with the neck 'crunched' while trying to look through the wee eye piece of the camera to see and work for precision focus, was really and irritation. Being a perfectionist, and loving sharp photo images in all detail, really 'cost' me pain in my neck and headaches.
My eyes are a bit of a problem too. I have eye glasses with progressive lenses and trying to get sharp!! focus, working with the small eyepiece to see and make adjustments, trying to move the diopter back and forth for a touch sharper focus, making small turns with the manual focus ring was a very careful, intense chore that was hard on my neck and would often tend to make me 'headachey'.
Ron got me a phone with a good camera. The photos look good phone size. But for someone who has learned macro detail exquisiteness, and enlarged phone photo just doesn't come near to that sharpness and detail!!
We share back and forth with the family, and phone photos are ok for that. But if I want to get prints or enlarge the photos, phone photos are very disappointing, after having much higher and better resolution.
We love being on the trail and photographing, will have to 'experiment' on our up coming trip work on a camera and see if I can learn to use all the settings to come up with a good photo almost no matter what the conditions. I will use the phone too, but nothing beats a 'real' photo!!
Finally got my new front tooth today!! Yeah!! I have been without for about 9 months. Because I had bone loss, they wanted the implant to graft longer. Then we were away, then we hit a deer and totaled the car, then I had to find another dentist to do the specialty crown that was all costing way more than I had ever imagined. Then the crown wasn't quite high enough to cover the metal abutment and had to be sent back to the lab. Then we were away to Canada and had to wait til we came back. I was totally missing a front tooth. They could have made me a 'flapper tooth', but I would have had to take it out every time I ate. Well, when you are with people you often are eating - kind of gross to have to take your 'flapper' front tooth out to eat. That would have defeated having a tooth to help look nice. So I opted to wait for the real thing, this was all so very expensive already. So toothless one has a noticeable improved smile finally!!
Greetings to Steve! All of his work and craftsmanship to make your adventures as amazing as they are, are fascinating to hear of. My father was much like Steve, and was a master craftsman and could do almost anything with his hands. He did amazing woodwork, car repair and so many things.
Thanks again for your sooooooo generous posting and writings! You are a master photographer and 'word smith'!! You are teaching me...!!
All the best, Nancy
4 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
very beautiful compo and rich series !!!
4 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HFF Janet prachtige plaat
4 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Magnifique série !
4 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
what a fantastic place
4 months ago.
protox club
Eine tolle Serie
6 weeks ago.

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