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  1.  Sailing the CohoThursday, 28 November 2013 ~ Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St Victoria 
Nov 28, 2013
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St, Victoria  
  2.  Back from CaliforniaSunday, 5 January 2014 ~ Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St 
Jan 5, 2014
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
  3.  A cold trip on the CohoThursday, 29 December 2016 ~ Coho Ferry, Port Angeles 
Dec 29, 2016
  Port Angeles, Coho Ferry  
  4.  At SeaWednesday, 8 February 2017 ~ Coho Ferry, Humor 
Feb 8, 2017
  Coho Ferry, Humor  
  5.  Mt BakerSunday, 14 October 2018 ~ Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St 
Oct 14, 2018
  Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St  
  6.  As seen from the CohoTuesday, 17 September 2019 ~ Coho Ferry, Victoria 
Sep 17, 2019
  Coho Ferry, Victoria  
  7.  Back to BCFriday, 20 September 2019 ~ Coho Ferry, Port Angeles Washington 
Sep 20, 2019
  Port Angeles, Washington, Coho Ferry  
 
 
 
1. Sailing the Coho
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 ~ Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St, Victoria
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1. Sailing the Coho
, Thursday, 28 November 2013 ~ 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).

 
 
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
 
Victoria Clipper heading into harbour      
 
View from the Coho      
 
 
View from the Coho      
 
 
View from the Coho      
 
View from the Coho      
 
 
View from the Coho      
 
 
View from the Coho      
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour      
 
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour      
 
 
Taking off from Victoria harbour      
 
 
2. Back from California
Sun, 5 Jan 2014 ~ Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St
2. Back from California
, Sunday, 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      
 
 
3. A cold trip on the Coho
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 ~ Coho Ferry  Port Angeles
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3. A cold trip on the Coho
, Thursday, 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.

 
 
 
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.

 
 
4. At Sea
Wed, 8 Feb 2017 ~ Coho Ferry  Humor
4. At Sea
, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 ~ Coho Ferry, Humor
 
 
 
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Container ship      
 
 
Container ship      
 
 
Container ship      
 
 
5. Mt Baker
Sun, 14 Oct 2018 ~ Coho Ferry  Juan de Fuca St
5. Mt Baker
, Sunday, 14 October 2018 ~ Coho Ferry, Juan de Fuca St
 
 
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
 
Red ship and Mt Baker      
 
 

 
 
 
6. As seen from the Coho
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 ~ Coho Ferry  Victoria
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6. As seen from the Coho
, Tuesday, 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.

 
 
 
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      
 
 
7. Back to BC
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 ~ Coho Ferry  Port Angeles, Washington
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7. Back to BC
, Friday, 20 September 2019 ~ Coho Ferry, Port Angeles, Washington
 
 
 

 
 
 
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