Crawl Across the Ocean

Thursday, September 01, 2005


The name of this blog is intended as a metaphor, but if you're looking for a literal interpretation, B.C. ferries is probably your best bet. Which is my lead in to mentioning that I'm heading to Vancouver Island for a mini-vacation so blogging will be light / non-existent until next week.


  • I was going to post something in defense of BC Ferries, but that was before the Queen of Oak Bay went kaput for the second long weekend in two months, and took with it my plans to pick up the rest of my stuff from VI today. Hope your plans weren't affected - and enjoy your vacation.

    By Blogger Moebius Stripper, at 12:33 PM  

  • Sorry to hear about your disrpted plans. We were lucky and managed to dodge the Queen of Oak Bay (by one sailing) and weren't delayed.

    I don't really mind BC ferries, it's just that the ferry part makes what seems like it should be a short trip into a long trip.

    I always say you can tell a true (Vancouver) islander by their opposition (on principle, not on engineering/cost grounds) to the idea of a bridge from the mainland.

    By Blogger Declan, at 11:51 AM  

  • eh, I ended up sailing to VI the next day, without any delays, so it was no big deal. Having lived in both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, I can go either way on the bridge idea. But I would fight tooth and nail against any bridge connecting any of the Gulf Islands either to VI or the mainland. I doubt that would be necessary, though - the Gulf Islanders feel even more strongly about that than I do.

    By Blogger Moebius Stripper, at 4:07 PM  

  • Hello! I see you are one of three whole people (I'm assuming we're reasonably whole) who have listed "Systems of Survival" as one of our favourite books. So greetings from a fellow "Jacobite."

    By Blogger Ferdzy, at 8:34 AM  

  • I am indeed a fan, ferdzy.

    In case you're interested, I've mentioned Systems of Survival in a few posts including: here,here and here

    By Blogger Declan, at 12:11 AM  

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