Are We Walking to Alaska

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Alaska State Ferry

Friday evenings the Alaska Ferry departs from the Bellingham terminal.  We often take a picnic and watch the cars finish loading and then wait for the whistle and the departure.  We've been doing this for the 14 years we've lived in Bellingham  
 Often there are boaters that gather to watch the ferry depart.  This was the most unusual pair we've seen so far.  He is on his paddle board with his dog.
 She has their necessities in her backpack - let's hope neither one of them fall off.  I wonder what that little pink item is near the back of her feet.
 And another question - how would he get the dog back on the paddle board if the dog decided to take a swim? 
The Coast Guard is not going to like them being so close to the ferry as it is departing.
 And kayakers are also coming to watch the departing ferry

 They are even closer to the ferry.  The Harbor Patrol will be along soon, I'm sure.  The kayakers and paddle boarders surely must  be aware of the dangers of being so close to a large vessel when it is under way.
 Quietly across the bay the sailboaters enjoyed the lovely evening.


eileeninmd said...

Wow, they do look close to the ferry. I hope they were safe.. Seems weird to have a dog on the paddleboard. It is pretty scenery and lovely views of the water and boats.. Have a happy day!

Thelma said...

What a lovely post and great pictures. Thanks for sharing. Thelma xo

Lorrie said...

Lovely photos of a peaceful evening at the water. There are so many people who don't realize that those big boats need to be kept at a safe distance.

Pamela Gordon said...

That really is dangerous to be that close to the ferry. People take such risks! The photos are great and it would be a nice place to sit and watch the boats come and go anytime of day. Have a good week.

Nancy's Notes said...

Total peace, I love the photographs! Must say, brave doggy!


Nancy's Notes said...

Total peace, I love the photographs! Must say, brave doggy!


Kay said...

Pretty views...and I'm always amazed at how clueless people seem to be around big vessels.
(I didn't go in to the book store on my blog today. I was eating a cupcake from a shop next door. And it's just as well. I don't have the $$ or knowledge for the kinds of collector's books they offer!)

Julie Fukuda said...

All kinds of entertainment without even moving... I like the dog surfing and it looks like that isn't the first time it has been on that board.

Powell River Books said...

Guess it's like dogs on surfboards. They just learn to stay put. Do you ever wish to get on the ferry and head back to Alaska? - Margy

J said...

That ferry's size looks awfully intimidating! I'd be scared to take the chances those young people think nothing of!
Beautiful shots of the boats - so serene!