Riding the ferries is a big part of having a home on an island. It’s how you get to the island (obviously!), but also your method of transportation when you need to pick up items that you can’t buy on island. I can’t think of a single time where our vehicle wasn’t completely loaded with either items for our stay or things for our house….groceries, furniture, art supplies, golf clubs, bedding, toys, and construction supplies. We usually have two different “shopping spots”, either Abbotsford (if we don’t drive through the night) or Langford (near Victoria). Our vehicle is usually full, full, full; we have even discovered you can transport a lot of goods when you stuff them into the kayak that is riding on top of the roof.
Riding the ferry must be the most relaxing form of travel. A smooth sail through stunning scenery of islands, water, birds and boats. The ferries themselves are quite interesting with decks on different levels, indoor and outdoor areas, plus all the nautical details of the boat which are great for photography.