Pete and I took a trip to the island this weekend to see relatives for a birthday celebration. Usually when we go we stay over for the night, but they had their hands pretty full already so we opted for a day trip. It's the first time we've taken a car over together, and despite the ludicrous prices of BC Ferry crossings, it was a great opportunity to soak up some amazing views.
The crossing itself was gorgeous, it started out really murky and grey but brightened up as we got out to sea. I don't really mind a bit of bad weather, especially on the ocean. It makes it seem all the more mysterious, and a little bit spooky. One of my favourite things about the sea is that sense of the unknown, mysteries lurking in the depths.
It was nice to see the sun come out though, and the views coming back with the sunset were astounding. I've never seen such beautiful colours, the mountains and the sky in soft pastel tones against the dark water.
Despite the expenses and hassles of ferry trips, I have to say I do really enjoy them. Even in bad weather. There's just something a little soul settling about it; not having anything to do, no phone signal, no choice but to sit back and enjoy the view, soak up the changes in the weather. It helps when the ferry is only at a quarter capacity too, getting away from people for a while is definitely a big part of it. Maybe I'll make it a regular thing, a high dose in peace of mind...