When were visiting Saltspring Island we got to see a display of working boats from the area and this one was in the dock. Apparently it is the last working steam powered tugboat on the west coast. It has a very interesting sound and unique whistles.
I have always tried to teach my children to be safe. One of the things that I taught them was no matter how tempting it is to peek through a knot hole in a fence or a building to resist the urge. You never know when there might be a person standing on the other side waiting to poke their finger in your eye. Safety first!
I just love the colors of the rusty winch against the grey water at Fulford Harbor on Saltspring Island. If you ever go there make sure to visit the Rock Salt Cafe. We went there for lunch and I had the Texicana Naan Sandwich and it was one of the best meals I have ever had – for $11. Definitely worth the stop.
If you have never visited a “Government Wharf” I would highly recommend it. I am not sure if they exist anywhere else but I do know there are 4 of them on Saltspring Island. Every one that I visited had something unique and interesting. There is a sign at each of the wharfs giving the fees to moor overnight at the wharf and for this size rowboat (I’d estimate around 6 feet) it would cost $6.00 (including taxes). I’d say that’s a pretty good deal but I don’t know if I would want to spend the night in such a craft.