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Chapter 1: Unsettling (Part 1)

Today I am happy to present the first Chapter in my Photography Series: “Crooks and Crannies” entitled: Chapter 1: Unsettling (Part 1).

Introduction to “Unsettling”:

The holiday season is a busy time for ferry traffic. That’s why the good folks at BC Ferries have upped the number of ferries “in play” between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen. You know what that means. The addition of the oh-so-popular “in-between” ferries! After missing the 5 o’clock ferry, we were lucky enough to catch the 6 o’clock holiday “in between-er” ferry, the Queen of Vancouver. This deluxe edition ferry, built in 1962, has a super sweet arcade featuring at least 4 games (tons of fun), a sun deck (lovely in December), a bevy of tourism brochures (useful), and a roomy White Spot slop-n-drop restaurant sandwiched between rust and dirt (nice). Although it was quite a delightful ride across the Straight, I must say that I found a few things quite unsettling.


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    December 30, 2006 at 8:41 AM


    That is a great BC Ferries montage.

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    Lisa Bettany
    December 30, 2006 at 9:10 AM

    A lesson to be learned: Pine Sol and sewage don’t mix. I would think that it might add a refreshing scent.

    Shouldn’t you be packing Miss NYC?!?

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    December 31, 2006 at 1:57 AM

    So i guess you would rather be in a 5 sailing wait than a 2 sailing wait eh? yes our Queen of Vancouver is old though it did get you you there.Pretty sad rant

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    Lisa Bettany
    December 31, 2006 at 2:17 AM

    NB. A montage is not a rant.

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    December 31, 2006 at 2:22 AM

    Lisa, welsome to the world of blogging where people are chicken shits and comment anonymously when they disagree with something you lay down.
    Its annoying but necessary on the pathway to blogging enlightenment.

    Ps. I enjoyed the montage. Those ferries are fucking brutal. Perhaps if they hadn’t spent a bajillion dollars on those neato fast ferries, the Queen of Vancouver and those like it wouldn’t be such a pieces of shit.

    Bring it on anonymous.

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    December 31, 2006 at 2:23 AM

    Ps. I’m feisty because I have had some wine.

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    Lisa Bettany
    December 31, 2006 at 3:00 AM

    Thanks for the boost o’ heatherness. As a blogging newbie, I must say I felt a twinge of anger towards ‘anonymous’ for marring my thought provoking ferries montage with said ignorance. Oh, sorry did I insult yo’ BC ferries workin’ mama? Loser.

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    January 1, 2007 at 3:37 AM

    Wahoo Heather! While bashing of bloggers is not ok, bashing the fast ferry fiasco of the NDP Decade of Destruction is ALWAYS A-OK!!!

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    January 1, 2007 at 3:47 AM

    Thanks Chris. I do not hate your soul.

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    February 22, 2007 at 12:52 AM

    what can i say :)

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    Tim Ayres
    September 17, 2007 at 11:36 AM

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