Adventure to Island of Galiano 小岛意外登陆游

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上对轮渡下错船,打个飞的把家还

Landed at Galiano Island by accident, flied back by Seair Beever

2017-07-28

文字:卉樱果  Writen by Ingrid

图片:卉樱果,紫苏 Photographed by Ingrid, Zi Su

那天我和雅姐一早从各自家里出发坐公车换天车到Tsawwasen码头坐轮渡去Pender岛

We were suposed to have a day trip to Pender Island by Ferry from Tsawaasen Harbour.

这个是我们计划已久的一日游。雅姐做了很多功课

This plan we planed for several weeks, and schedule well prepared by Zisu

为了岛上搭便车还准备了三件小礼物。

Three small gifts for hitch  ride prepared by ZIsu

轮渡的第二站就是pender岛的Otter码头,但是雅姐一看外面,傻眼了,我们到了Galiano岛的Sturdies海湾!

The 2nd stop should be Otter Harbour of Pender Island, however, we were shocked by the csene- it was Sturdies Harbour at Galiano Island!

原来一艘轮渡出了故障,某两个码头滞积了很多乘客,公司临时大调度,让去Pender岛的人第一站美恩岛下换其它轮渡,第二站改向到Galiano岛。

The staff told us that one of the ferries had problem, the routs of ferries were re-scheduled by company. We should had get out at the 1st stop Mayen Island and changed another Ferry to Galiano

当时广播了很久,我正在礼品部忙着换刚买下的连帽马夹

Before arriving and during stop at Mayen island, staff repeated many times for this sudden change anouncement. But we ignored it as I was busy in gifts shop to buy this orange vest.

雅姐在甲板专心拍Mayen岛照,根本没理会广播,虽然惊讶怎么那么多人都下船了。

Zisu was busy taking photos of Mayen Island, though she was surprised why so in sudden the ferry almost empty.

轮渡工作人员说可以原船回Tsawwasen。但我们怎可能放弃一日游呢?哪个岛都是好地方,下!

Staff said we could go back to Tsawaasen by the same Ferry. But how could we give up day trip? Any island is good! Let's go!

下了船又得到一个失望的信息,只有晚上九点半一班轮渡回TSAWWASEN,这样我们到自己家就要半夜一点了!

But we got 2nd upset news as the Ferry rescheduling, only one went back to Tswwasen at  9:30PM, so we would not be home until midnight!

Galiano岛没有公车社区车,只能靠翘大拇指搭车。

There was no public bus nor community bus in Galiano Island, only Hitch ride for foot travellers.

有位老先生站在他的车边,叫Phil,等他那刚丧偶来Phil岛中之岛疗伤的朋友,建议我们下午六点坐水上飞机回Richmond,只要二十分钟。太好了,这辈子还没坐过水上飞机呢!

A gentelman - Phill- was stading beside of his car and waiting for his friend next ferry. Zi Su chatted with him about our adventure. He suggested that we could take Seair flying back to RIchmond at 18:00 PM: You will have an amazing experience on the Beever (name of plane)

Phil住在Galiano岛上的Parker小岛(绕口吧),只有私人游艇可达。Phil说我们可以搭他的车去Montague Harbour,那里他和朋友上游艇。

Phil lived in the Parker island of Galiano Island, only be reached by private yacht. He would like to take us to Montagure Harbour, where he and his friend would sail to Paker Island.

Phil的朋友开着车下船了,跟在我们后面。Phil一路不知真假地叫道:哦,我的上帝呀,我朋友一定会奇怪怎么Phil身边有两位漂亮的女孩,他会有疑虑的,说不定会和我妻子说起!我们听了笑坏了,明白Phil的玩笑。

His friend drove his car and followed the Phi on the way to Montague harbour. Phil cried: Oh my God, my friend would be surprised why there were two beautiful ladies around Phil, he may tell my wife, how could I explain? - We all laughed and knew he was kidding.

在Montague码头下车,顺便和Phil的朋友聊一会我俩的冒险经历,雅姐给了Phil一件小礼物。Phil眼神很惊喜,连说谢谢。挥手再见,他们走向游艇码头。中间蓝衣服是Phil。

After we got Montague Harbour, we also chated with Phil's friend, and Zi Su gave Phil a small gift. He got a happy surprise as he was not expected this treat. We waved good by, the middle on in blue was Phil.

一块大牌子竖着告诉我们订水上飞机免费电话,接电话的人问了名字和信用卡号,告诉我们晚上五点三刻码头等即可,六点起飞,票价125刀/人。

A huge post there told us how to book Seair by toll-freeI did it, told the lady on the phone the Master Card No. and our names. The cost was 125 CND per. The Beever would arrive the harbour around 17:45, and take off at 18:00.

一位来自白石镇的女士告诉我们已经是在Montagure省立国家公园了,附近的SHELL海滩玩玩,也是省立国家公园一部分。她退休后和丈夫开车驾游艇到处玩。她女儿住素里菲沙高地,外孙女刚出生五天。我也交流了下我的孙辈,感慨下做Grandma的美好感觉。她送我们到路口告诉我们走二十分钟步行就到了。

A Lady at my age in the Yacht came up and suggeted we could go to Shell beach which was a part of Montague Provincial Park, she and her husband spent their retirement time on the road by  car and Yacht. She had a5 days old  new born Granddaughter. I exchanged my grandkids information and we both found our kids lived same area.

She acompanied us to the road and said only 20 minutes of walk you would find the beach.

和她再见后,雅姐决定再次搭车,刚才这位外婆虽然和我同龄,但人家体格健壮,从小喝牛奶吃奶酪白脱在加国锻炼习惯环境下长大的,和我们经历过饥饿的三年自然灾害喝粥长大的不同。

However, Zi Su decided we should take a ride, becuase we had heavy backpacks and we were not as strong as that lady.

我们刚在树荫下停下就有车经过,一举手人家就停了,是两位中年妇女,听我们去Shell(贝壳)海滩,说虽然不顺路,但很近,她们愿意送我们去。

Soon we stood under shadow of a tree, one car was passing by and stopped. The two ladies were not going to Shell Beach but willing to give us a ride. So nice!

事实证明雅姐搭车决策是英明的!这段路,按我俩的速度,起码得走一小时,况且我们还有背包。

Shell Beach就是贝壳海滩,在加拿大尚未出生前的三千年里,土人在这里砸贝壳类生吃,留下的贝壳经岁月海风海水风化成细细粉末,形成BC省罕见的白色海滩。

Galiano was long inhabited by aboriginal people from the Penelakut First Nation and used by other Coast Salish nations. Midden pits at Montague Harbour suggest 3000 years of habitation. It is unique for its Shell Beach, which is a west-facing beach with worn shells covering the whole expanse of  the beach instead of sand. For thousands of years, it was the location of a midden used by Coast Salish people.

坐下晒着太阳吹着海风看着远方。诗歌,就在当下;远方,就在眼前。稍许的冒险,使得愉悦中带上了久违的刺激。

We sit down at the beach

雅姐是对自己非常严格的人,计划周到细致的她还在反省自己为啥会忽略了广播,以致改变了行程。按她以往的风格,听到广播如不明白,立刻会找工作人员,看到那么多人下船,停泊在美恩岛意外的久,也会找人询问。

看她沉思反省的样子,我说就算我们下了船换了轮渡到原先计划的Pender岛,也赶不上中午这班社区公车去我们要去的地方了。

任何结果都是好结果,上帝的安排让我们来到这里有籍口坐一次水上飞机。雅姐觉得也是哦。好!拍照!

比我大五岁的古稀雅姐能展翅飞翔在沙滩。我只能下面这样。

Zisu is 70ty, 5 years older than me. She was able to do this way, I only did that way for photo

摆够普斯,我们把背包放在树下,轻装上阵走上海边小坡绿荫下的徒步路。

We placed our two back pack under a tree, walk up the trail for hiking.

 

一边森林一边蓝海,岛上才有的Arbutus红皮树特别漂亮,海上飞驰而过的汽艇时不时打破小道的寂静。

 

徒步道带我们到了另一个海滩,那里日光浴的一家子热情地Hi。

Trail lead us to another part of shell beach, a family was enjoying the whole beach area said hi to us.

 

原地回去,两只大背包安然坐在树下。

walking back, picked up our belongings.

我们准备第三次搭车回到水上飞机码头Montague。先问了一位先生,他说不,今天不行。

We were to hitch ride to Montague Bay. A man replied to us: No, not today!

另一辆刚刚泊好车的年轻夫妇走过来,女的有点不悦地自言自语:怎么可以对搭车者说不,而且转身就走?

The other car just parked and down a young couple. The young mom said to his husband: How can he say no to riders and just turn away?

晒成棕色的年轻麻麻自我介绍叫Maria,他们和父母以及两个孩子刚到这个海滩,可以让年轻爸爸送我们去Montague码头。

The browny mom was Maria, just arrived here with her parents and two kids. She said her husband was willing to take you to Montagure Bay and then back to reunite them.

本来搭车被拒也是正常,要看人家方便不,现在这对夫妻宁愿不方便也要送我们去水上飞机码头。雅姐立即给年轻麻麻一件小礼物,她和其他人一样感到意外的惊喜,连说谢谢。

Again, we were deeply moved and also, she was moved after recieving our small gifts.

一路上年轻爸爸和我们聊天,说他父母退休后也是这样仙游的。

We had a good conversation with the young dad, his parents did same way as we were doing-travle around islands.

到了Montague海湾,集水上飞机和游艇气艇划船的码头。

We arrived Montahue Bay.

我们坐在唯一一家餐厅里补充能量。

We had our meal in the only restaurant in this bay

我那份是带色拉的吞拿鱼,一只巧克力蛋糕,25分一杯的热水,女伺生说小岛缺淡水,餐馆的水龙头水不能生饮。吃的津津有味,吞拿鱼比三文鱼嫩,虽然也比三文鱼贵一点,色拉是当地的有机菜,特别新鲜。总之吃的我连叫享受,忘记拍美食了。

那里的顾客大多是玩游艇的,一对对也有朋友聚,想象着第一位让我们搭车的Phil住在对面Paker岛,然后带着老婆驾着游艇海上兜一圈,到这个码头餐厅饱食一餐,眼睛嘴巴心情都是享受。

We could see the Paker island where Phil lived, there were only 30 househood in Paker Island. We imagined that he and his wife would ride the boat to here for a nice treat.

窗外一片美景,窗内一个淡定姐

一游客看我们互拍,提出给我们合影,雅姐带着我摆姿势,那位拿着相机的先生哇哇了好几声,像明星啊!问我们日本来的,雅姐说我们是中国人,我说我们来自温哥华。那位男反士楞了一下,抱歉说,哦,我是开玩笑的。这个反馈让我们深思了一会。

The customers in the reatautants were very nice to offer us a photo taking. They asked us were you Japaness? where were you from, I said we were from Vancouver.

多一句:在岛上,无论去到哪个海滩哪个码头,都有带洗手液和厕纸的简便洗手间,而且没有异味!比温哥华公园的洗手间还干净。

BTW, the toilets in the island were very clean, supplied with toilet paper and hands cleanser.

五点半了,看到码头上有个年轻人,估计也是等飞机。

It was 17:30, we saw a young man stood at the Harbou for Beever

我们走去码头,远远地来了飞机,近了,也还是小。

Beever was comming

 

只有五座,前排两座有带防噪音的通话耳机。三位乘客,如果那位年轻人不是今天来岛上看奶奶,那就是我和雅姐的专机啦!!!

Only five seats and only front two supplied with Noice-reduce equipment.

雅姐说噪音大,我半耳聋,不怕吵。只是激动的有点过份,不断地拍视频十多个(后来又都删了,只留三个)。

就在我随便拍拍的时候,雅姐分别拍到了起飞,升高,飞行各期间的景色

I was so excited and took many movies.

雅姐注意到飞越到公海了,拍下了加美边境时海上的黑色分界线(不知怎么会有这样的分界线)。

Clsoe to Grand Vancouver

到了Richmond的领地。

Richmond city.

降落在Richmond的一个水上飞机码头,总共飞行时间二十多分钟。然后,一辆免费的Shuttle Bus带我们去了天车站。

The Beever landed at Seair Habour in Richmond, total flying time was 20 minutes, much faster than ferry. Then a free shuttle bus took us to the Skytrain station.

我俩自嘲,一向宝马(BMW = bus+metro+walk公车轨道交通走路)的省钱游,这次变成打飞“的”的豪华游了。

Usually Zisu and me prefer BMW one day trip (Bus+Metro+Walk +Ferry) which costs much less than driving a car.

However, this time BMW changes in to a Luxury tour! Surelly it worth to a Beever try!

一天的探险旅游结束。突然觉得,没做功课的一日游更有意思也!!!

记得和孙儿一起读过一本儿童书,男孩买了新鞋,走过草莓地,鞋子变红色了,真漂亮!走过掉满蓝莓的地方,又变蓝色了,好看!走过泥浆地,鞋子黑色了,好有趣!趟过小河,清水洗净鞋子,又变白色了!读此书的时候我很感慨,北美就是这样从小教育孩子们随遇而安,任何结果都是好结果。

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