The days was sunny and hot when I met up with Sara and Kelly in Chester to catch the 10:30 am ferry to Big Tancook Island. The 50 minute ferry ride cost $7 (return). Before the boat left we were entertained to watch various pieces of cargo being loaded onto the open back deck.
Once everything was loaded we were allowed onto the upper deck and soon were underway.
I was a tad worried that one of the dogs might be sea sick or anxious about being on a rocking boat but they were marvellous. I laid my denim jacket down on the deck and asked them to lie down and that's how they spent the trip.
Their good behaviour did not go unnoticed.
Once on the island we were given maps and a brief low down on what's where, and we set off. We walked up the hill from the wharf,
where we saw this rather baffling sign.
|I wanted to ask how much the "Free" bike rentals were.|
We chose a direction and set off along the dusty road.
We stopped to explore a cemetery.
|A sad marker for a three-day old child.|
"Rest for the little sleeper"
|Abandoned cars lined the route.|
|The abandoned manse next to the church|
|Sara taking a photo through the front window.|
The walk across the island was under 2 km.
A fog bank clouded the horizon far out at sea.
The road came to an abrupt end facing this scenic spot. It was getting late and we had to walk back along the same route to find somewhere to eat before we caught the 4:30 ferry home. Miss the ferry and you're stuck overnight on the island !
|Kelly taking a shot of the most colourful house on the island.|
|"I must be a mermaid, I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living"|
|Wendy and Sooki humour me and pose for yet another picture.|
|I got snapped taking the above snap|
|Me, Sara and Kelly with a couple of fed up dogs.|