thank you all. that is one cute cheeky little squirrel clara sue:) very rough water sp.liz...dangerous. MG,wish i could help, p.bucket has been working for me without a problem.
Seaplanes at dock in downtown inner harbour ... it is a shorter commute to the mainland than taking the ferry which only leaves every two hours, perhaps three now that it is "winter". That particular dock actually had three more planes on the other side of it, that you can't see in the photo. Several companies operate out of the harbour. It is thirty miles across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver, a 2 hour or more trip by water, but only a 15-20 minute flight.
Barely, in the background, you can see three other Islands. On the left is Newcastle Island, on the right is Protection Island. Faded in behind those two lies Gabriola Island.