Tuesday, February 16, 2016

F/ABC

 Ferry on Lake Simcoe

This is the ferry that runs from Virginia Beach (Ontario) to Georgina Island, the largest island in Lake Simcoe and a Chippewa First Nation reserve.

Keeping the channel clear of ice

Some years the ferry stops running during the winter months, but this year the ice wasn't very thick until a couple of days ago when the temperature dipped to -30°C. Until the ferry is running again, island residents can cross the lake in an air taxi.

"Mountain" of ice

Ferry ready for loading

Loading

Leaving the harbour

On its way

The fourth note in the musical scale


OR as the song (The Sound of Music) says "a long, long way to run."


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46 comments:

The Cranky said...

Beautiful photos, you've captured the essence of winter.

Andy said...

Excellent photos Camera Girl!

biebkriebels said...

Interesting winter photos.

bill said...

That's a pretty impressive job that those ice removers are doing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love this post EG.. It's a scorcher here today so a very welcome sight, always enjoy your wordage :)

Darla said...

Great views. How far away is the island?

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what an amazing mountain of ice. I am sure the ferry is appreciated by the island residents. Great series! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Floridian feeling really cold right now

Christine said...

Those are pretty big chunks of ice! I would be afraid the digger would slip down the ice mountain!

Anvilcloud said...

Cool. I didn't know about this island/reserve.

Sandra said...

that mountain of snow thing looks dangerous to me, as in that digger machine rolling down the side of it.. brrrr the lowest temp i have ever been in is 16 above, never anything negative..

VP said...

I know my vessels, but this is a really special ferry!

EG CameraGirl said...

Hi Darla,
It's 6.6 kilometres from Virginia Beach to the docks on the island and takes approximately 35 minutes.

Jeevan said...

Should be a difficult work cleaning the harbor for ferry connecting the island. Excellent capture on the progress

Cloudia said...

Fearsome snow!

Jarek said...

Great set of photos

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like the ferryboat copes well with the ice. Interesting, if chilly looking, post.

Red said...

Great shots of your ice cold ferry.

RedPat said...

That would be a cold ride!

Melody Steenkamp said...

that looks might cold... i am glad we haven't had that much ice/snow overhere for years now and i hope that will stay that way too, i do not love the winter at all


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Pamela Gordon said...

Nice series of photos Tina. I enjoy ferry rides but only in the summer when it's a nice day. :)

photowannabe said...

That's a lot of chunky ice. It sure looks cold.

Cheryl said...

What fun photos... I never knew they pulled chunks of ice out of the water with big machines like that. I thought they just used those for dirt lol

maryaustria said...

All these ice! Impressive!

Leslie: said...

Fab fotos, but I sure wouldn't want to live with that kind of weather. We lived in Ottawa for a few years and we were relieved to return to the rainy we(s)t coast!

Leslie
abcw team

William Kendall said...

That's a lot of work. We got the deep cold, and now we're getting more snow.

Revrunner said...

I imagine that's a pretty challenging port to keep clear.

Stefan Jansson said...

-30C is never much fun. Nice snaps of the cold weather.

Michelle said...

What a lot of ice and snow! A few flakes can paralyze my small town! lol

happywonderer.com said...

Great photos! Glad they keep travel available back and forth. Now I'm singing Doe a Deer a female deer...

JP A Quiet Corner said...

WOW! That's a lot of thick ice and snow to remove from the channel! I think I would stay in until it thawed...I don't "do" boats...kayaks, yes...boats...NOPE!...:)JP

Rose said...

I don't mind that I don't have that to deal with...but would still love to live near...

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, EG!! That is a LOT of ice/snow!! Hope you're staying warm!!

Indrani said...

Never seen something like this before. Great frames all!
Happy ABCW!

Nora said...

It looks so cold! It always amazes me how varied the climate is in Canada. We have it so mild and you have so much ice. Great photos! Really shows how hard the winter can be.

Photo Cache said...

That is a lot of ice.

CountryMum said...

That looks soooo very cold!!!

Jack said...

The ferry doesn't take many vehicles. Must have to take frequent trips.

Shooting Parrots said...

Great photos - they made me shiver!

Tom said...

cold sailing

Halcyon said...

Ice and snow has a beauty all its own.

PS: I at least believe fa is really a word. ;-)

cieldequimper said...

I would love this!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and photography ~ amazing the work it takes to clear ice ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

All Sound Of Music references are welcome.

ROG, ABCW

Villasappho Liesbeth said...

Love these photos, specially the diggin machine on the ice mountain, what a special shot is that!

ABCWT Liesbeth

Pat Tillett said...

Very interesting and great photos! It all looks like winter. I guess I really am a warm climate person, because that looks too darn cold.

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