Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Lady Comes to Tofino

This little ship...

is coming to Tofino.

Read about it here. I'm glad to hear she'll be staying on the west coast and a restaurant and some sort of maritime museum sounds like a great use. I have fond memories of the Lady Rose from when FH and I (and Daughter A in her early months) lived in Bamfield. The photo above is taken Bamfield Inlet.

If you're a visitor to the coast, I highly recommend trying to fit a trip on the Lady Rose's sister ship the Frances Barkley, which is still operating. In the summer you can embark or disembark in Ucluelet. It's not a car ferry so you'll have to arrange for a pick-up or link with the bus from either end, but it is well worth a trip if you want to see some of Barkley Sound, including the Broken Group Islands. Details on times and other info. here, at the Lady Rose Marine Transport site.

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