On the morning of the fourth September, I took Lily to the Bella Coola ferry. She had to be there at 7.00am for an 8.00am sailing. At this time of year it is not yet properly light then, particularly when the cloud hangs low.
Looking upriver towards Bella Coola
There were not many people getting on the ferry.
While waiting for the crew to secure the doors and mooring lines, I enjoyed the reflections in the Bella Coola marina. Not far below Stuie, the Atnarko River is joined by the Talchako river, when it becomes the Bella Coola river. The Talchako is larger than the Atnarko and full of glacial silt at this time of year, hence the milky green colour of the water.
The reflections made lovely drawings.
The ferry left on time, just when most of the fishing boats were also setting off.
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Ah-h-h-h-h- Chris – – you make me lonesome for your beautiful province. Love the shots of Bella Coola, the river and the fireweed. Looks like it is cooling off in your country. We have had a couple of cool nights at our mountain place but this week it promises to warm up again. If the Farmer’s Almanac is correct we are to have a cold, snowy winter. Wonder what it will bring to Ginty Creek? Thank you for the posts.