Boats and Coastal Places - a photo gallery
These boats are "parked" in the river mouth, just laying on the beach at a low tide. They belong to fishermen who live in this small Indian community on the shore of Vancouver Island. Fishermen beach their boats this way to scrape and repaint the bottom or make repairs.
Kains Island Light Station
This next series of boat pictures were taken here at Kains Island Light station on the North West coast of Vancouver Island. The light station is very remote and as you can see built on a rugged rocky shoreline. There is a small boat landing on the island that can only be used by small boats on the calmest days of the year. Lighthouse personnel use a rubber raft to come and go from the island in good weather. The raft is lifted out of the water by a long pulley system. The rest of the time workers come and go by helicopter.
On one of my visits to the lighthouse we went on a hike to watch the fishing boats cut through the tiny channel between the island and the rocky shore of Vancouver Island. I started out with black and white film and then switched to colour. Not sure which I like best!
I am not much of a boat person. I like to have my feet on the ground. But I do enjoy being out in a row boat on a calm day in a sheltered bay. This is my double ender flat bottom rowboat tied up at the float dock in front of the shack I lived in for a few years in Hardy Bay.
None of the photos on this page have been cropped except to remove the white edges of the original prints. In the very last print I cropped out a small strip of the foreshore.
The only manipulation I did was to auto adjust to sharpen and balance the light and shadow. That's it.
I hope you enjoy!