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Sailing the Coho.  28 November 2013.  70-300vr Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St Victoria
Nov 28, 2013
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria, 70-300vr  
Back from California.  5 January 2014.  Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St
Jan 5, 2014
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
A cold trip on the Coho.  29 December 2016.  Coho Ferry Port Angeles
Dec 29, 2016
  Port Angeles, Coho Ferry  
At Sea.  8 February 2017.  Coho Ferry Humor XC 50-230
Feb 8, 2017
  Coho Ferry, Humor, XC 50-230  
Mt Baker.  14 October 2018.  Coho Ferry Juan de Fuca St
Oct 14, 2018
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
As seen from the Coho.  17 September 2019.  Coho Ferry Victoria
Sep 17, 2019
  Coho Ferry, Victoria  
Back to BC.  20 September 2019.  Coho Ferry Port Angeles Washington
Sep 20, 2019
  Port Angeles, Washington, Coho Ferry  
 
 
 
Sailing the Coho  28 November 2013  70-300vr  Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St  Victoria 
 
 
 

The sky was almost as blue as the sea last Tuesday when I walked onto the ferry that was docked in Victoria harbor. Ninety minutes later I arrived in Port Angeles. After waiting for border control, I walked ten minutes to the post office where I found my box half-full of nothing of interest. I stuffed the mail in my pack, walked back to the ferry, then returned to Victoria. 

I spent the ninety-minute ride in each direction standing on the ferry's upper deck, camera in hand. Today I had my telephoto, a 70-300vr, as the strait crossing calls for a long focal length to photograph the vessels sharing the sea with us: the Clipper catamaran, container ships, military and fishing boats, a Westcoast Air sea plane taking off to the mainland, and many kayaks hugging the shore. The 70-300vr isn't fast, but in good light and kept below 300 it is sharp and the vr helps keep it stable.

I used the short trip to test two recent purchases: an REI Overnighter backpack and a Nikon D800E. I bought the pack at the REI in Seattle and the D800E in Victoria. The D800E purchase was the product of a long period of rationalization as I am long past the point of being over-camera-ed.

In the bright, harsh light I focused on color. I'm happy with the D800e’s performance but these aren’t technically demanding shots. A steady hand is all that is needed. I shot them at a larger aperture (smaller F-stop) than what I'd typically use on a bright sunlit day because of recommendations to keep the Nikon's aperture below 11 to minimize diffraction This will require further testing as I need small apertures for times when I want depth of field.

The backpack purchase was another in a seemingly- endless quest for the perfect pack. My dream is Tardis-like in size, light of weight, and stylishly unassuming. The REI pack comes close: it is light and unassuming, with looks that are more luggage than back pack. The Overnighter drew me in with padding that reinforces an easy-to-fill rectangular shape. When zipped open, the pack's carrying capacity is easily visualized, unlike a typical load-from-the-top backpack. The pack will play double duty: carry-on and day pack. Cargo will be a DSLR, a few primes (10, 20, 35, 85), and accessories such as charger, storage, a 62mm polarizer, blower, and wipes. In the space left I'll stash toiletries (when flying) or jacket and lunch (for walking around town).

 
 
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Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
View from the Coho +      
 
View from the Coho +      
 
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View from the Coho +      
 
View from the Coho +      
 
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Taking off from Victoria harbour ++      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour ++      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour ++      
 
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Back from California  5 January 2014  Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St 
 
 
 

I've returned from Portland, Silicon Valley, and Port Townsend, a trip spent visiting friends and shopping. Hiked a couple of days, back-to-back, Mission Peak in the east bay and Mount Tam in Marin.

This shot was taken on a stormy trip on the Coho, from Port Angeles to Victoria. I braced against a ferry doorway to stabilize against the strong cold winds.

 
 
 
Mount Baker ++      
 
Mount Baker ++      
 
Mount Baker ++      
 
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A cold trip on the Coho  29 December 2016  Coho Ferry  Port Angeles 
 
 
 

Yesterday I took the ferry across the strait to get the mail. The ferry was full with families and children but they all stayed indoors. The decks were almost empty.

 
 
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Approaching Port Angeles ++      

There is a ship in the distance in this picture, you can just see its outline on the left. It's the 237-meter Hanjin Vienna, parked since fall, victim of its owner's bankruptcy and now in the grip of creditors. This image is an exercise in symmetry: it's square shaped and split top-to-bottom in the middle.

 
Approaching Port Angeles ++      

There is a ship in the distance in this picture, you can just see its outline on the left. It's the 237-meter Hanjin Vienna, parked since fall, victim of its owner's bankruptcy and now in the grip of creditors. This image is an exercise in symmetry: it's square shaped and split top-to-bottom in the middle.

 
Approaching Port Angeles ++      

There is a ship in the distance in this picture, you can just see its outline on the left. It's the 237-meter Hanjin Vienna, parked since fall, victim of its owner's bankruptcy and now in the grip of creditors. This image is an exercise in symmetry: it's square shaped and split top-to-bottom in the middle.

 
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At Sea  8 February 2017  Coho Ferry  Humor  XC 50-230 
 
 
 
@barackobama when do u get back from vacation no reason everything is good just curious Tweet by ex-Colbert Report and Onion writer Dan Guterman

 
 
 
Container ship +++      
 
Container ship +++      
 
Container ship +++      
 
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Mt Baker  14 October 2018  Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St 
 
 
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
 

 
 
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As seen from the Coho  17 September 2019  Coho Ferry  Victoria 
 
 
 

We recently traveled south, requiring a trip on the Coho ferry. The ferry provides a good view of Victoria Harbour's air traffic.

 
 
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Landing on the harbour      
 
Landing on the harbour      
 
Landing on the harbour      
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour      
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour      
 
Air traffic in Victoria harbour      
 
The view to the northwest      
 
The view to the northwest      
 
The view to the northwest      
 
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Back to BC  20 September 2019  Coho Ferry  Port Angeles  Washington 
 
 
 

 
 
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View from hwy 101      
 
View from hwy 101      
 
View from hwy 101      
 
Coho approaching port      
 
Coho approaching port      
 
Coho approaching port      
 
Port Angeles dock      
 
Port Angeles dock      
 
Port Angeles dock      
 
Docking in Port Angeles      
 
Docking in Port Angeles      
 
Docking in Port Angeles      
 
Looking northwest on the Coho      
 
Looking northwest on the Coho      
 
Looking northwest on the Coho      
 
Empty seats on the Coho      
 
Empty seats on the Coho      
 
Empty seats on the Coho      
 
Leaving Port Angeles      
 
Leaving Port Angeles      
 
Leaving Port Angeles      
 
Paul on the Coho      
 
Paul on the Coho      
 
Paul on the Coho      
 
Approaching Victoria on the Coho      
 
Approaching Victoria on the Coho      
 
Approaching Victoria on the Coho      
 
Old car in the Coho      
 
Old car in the Coho      
 
Old car in the Coho      
 
Parking in the Coho      
 
Parking in the Coho      
 
Parking in the Coho      
 
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