Our destination was Port aux Basques, a mere 5 hour trip. The parking area in Nova Scotia sweltered in 90 degree heat as we waited in long lines of cars. When we finally drove into the cavernous interior of the ship, we followed the cars in front of us through a wide U-turn, whereupon we trundled into a narrow slot and down a ramp to a lower deck where we were backed into a far corner. Other cars packed in around us and as we left the truck to go upstairs, a huge door dropped down above, covering the slot and ramp we had come down, and cars and trucks were then parked all across the middle and upper decks.
|All three passenger ferries in port at North Sydney, Nova Scotia at once. The trucks on the left are waiting to board.|
|Quick shot out the window as we are about to board|
|Not exactly "art" but interesting all the same: driving onto the ferry. I don't normally take photos while driving...|
Nova Scotia slowly sank into the sea astern, and eventually all land disappeared entirely. It was an exotic sensation for people unaccustomed to ocean travel to see no sign of land from horizon to horizon.
|Out of sight of land. High contrast is a constant photographic challenge on a sunny day at sea. Shooting in raw and highlight reduction in Lightroom brought this under control.|
|Getting close to Newfoundland!|
|The Long Range Mountains near Port aux Basques, the northernmost part of the Appalachian chain.|