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Saturday, April 14, 2012

West Bay Marina

Swallow's Landing not only provides a good view of Victoria but overlooks West Bay Marina as well. Here we can see some of the houseboats and sailboats that use that facility. The houseboats (or float homes) are generally more luxurious than those at Fisherman's Wharf, as well as being more inaccessible. It is not possible to stroll around the pier and look more closely at them. I can't say I blame the owners for gating their piers since tying up at Fisherman's Wharf during tourist season must be a little like living in a zoo.

4 comments:

Steffe said...

They look nice. But I wouldn't want to live locked up in a zoo!

JoJo said...

These float homes are amazing; only saw them up close during the Harbour Tour. I didn't realize that you can't access these the way you can on Fisherman's Wharf.

Paul in Powell River said...

You are definitely spot on about Fisherman's Wharf being a zoo - all those tourists getting their fish-and at Barb's!

Mike Laplante said...

I took some photos here a couple of years ago. Yeah, had to use a telephoto lens from the gates on the pier... got a lot of dirty looks from owners.
These homes are every bit as expensive as landlocked homes.