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Oct 15, 2013, Tue
Seattle via Catamaran      B&W, Washington, 35/2, Seattle  
Oct 15, 2013
  B&W, Washington, 35/2, Seattle  
Sep 20, 2019, Fri
Back to BC      Port Angeles, Washington, Coho Ferry  
Sep 20, 2019
  Port Angeles, Washington, Coho Ferry  
 
 
 

Seattle via Catamaran

 
October 15, 2013 Oct 15, 2013   B&W, Washington, 35/2, Seattle
 
 

This building is a couple blocks from the Victoria Clipper dock, which is how I arrived in Seattle. The Clipper is a pair of catamarans that sail a two-and-a-half hour run between downtown Seattle and downtown Victoria. No vehicles, just passengers, in a craft that is less claustrophobic than a plane and noticeably faster than the BC or Coho ferry. The trip is almost as scenic as the Tsawwassen – Swatrz Bay ferry that runs between the outer edges of metro Vancouver and metro Victoria.  

Canadians use the Clipper to shop for discounts in the US, something the Canadian government doesn't discourage. Last summer, Harper's government doubled the 24-hour duty-free limit to $200 and quadrupled the 48-hour limit to $800. Which was plenty to cover what I bought at REI and Trader Joe’s.

Americans travel the Clipper to visit the most British of British Columbia cities. Downtown Victoria is human-scale and partially preserved, but it's British-ness is weak tea. Remember, Victoria is 7,700 km (4,800 miles) from London and surrounded by a country that differs from the US only in the details.

 
 
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Back to BC

 
September 20, 2019 Sep 20, 2019   Port Angeles, Washington, Coho Ferry
 
 

 
 
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Port Angeles dock      
 
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Docking in Port Angeles      
 
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Looking northwest on the Coho      
 
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Empty seats on the Coho      
 
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Leaving Port Angeles      
 
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Paul on the Coho      
 
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Approaching Victoria on the Coho      
 
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Old car in the Coho      
 
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