The drive was uneventful except I was astonished by a strange phenomenon that I hadn't encountered before. The 2 hour drive took you from dry to spattering, to raining, to pouring or pelting down to torrential sometimes all in just a few minutes and then repeated in a different order off and on all the way. But what really struck me as unusual was that other cars on the highway appeared to be enveloped in clouds as they drove along, lol, but it really did look strange seeing all the white puffs speeding along. The cause appeared to be the way the water was churned up by the tires making a thick mist around them. Maybe it happens here too and I haven't noticed that as I rarely drive on a 120km highway on my travels near home and the rain doesn't do that where I drive or at least to that degree as well as the fact that there's a lot more traffic around here. In any case it was a memorable experience and when I arrived in Courtenay it was a beautiful sunny day. Four days later the drive back to Duke Point was in exactly the same scenario and I found it to be very unusual but probably commonplace to those who live there although my niece didn't know what I was talking about. Wish I could have snapped some pics but I was driving and frankly it was sort of unnerving.
I had a nice visit for a few days with my Godaughter/niece and her cat Mickey. We shopped and talked and looked at old family pictures and ate out every night with deserts and Starbucks and got all caught up with our lives. It was a very nice break and I enjoyed my visit and hope to make the trip more often, preferably in the summertime!
Leaving the Tsawassen Ferry Terminal
On my way back now and this is Roberts Bank, aka Delta Port. This is where my hubby used to work. It has expanded a lot since he retired and while they still load coal destined for China the container business is the larger business now.
My view of another ferry as I sat in my car waiting to drive off.