Coho Canine


My Coho ferry series continues with a photograph taken as we neared Port Angeles a few weeks ago.

This little dog did not seem to mind being tied up.

There was often someone with it though I don’t know if they were the owner.

BC Ferries doesn’t allow dogs on the passenger deck (at least not on the runs I have been on) so it is a bit odd for me to see dogs on the outer decks.

I think the difference is that the Strait of Juan de Fuca crossing can get very rough with Pacific swell from the beam.

Thus on Black Ball’s Coho run to Port Angeles passengers are not allowed on the car deck while underway.

Logical conclusion -> dogs must be passengers.



Canon 5Dii, Canon 100/f2.8 macro lens, ISO640, f7.1, 1/4000th


4 thoughts on “Coho Canine

  1. Interesting Ehpem. Good freedom for a dog in the new world order of corporations and safety. I used to bring my Golden Retriever Chelsea out in the field when ever I could. She found more sites than some archaeologists I know. Nice to see you can bring your dog on deck in some parts of the world ! Nice B/W pick too!


    • Hi Monty – nice to see you around these parts. I am not a dog owner, and wish there were many fewer dogs in the world. Even so, I don’t think it would be right for them to be encased in rocking vehicles on the car deck – though they might not be all that happy in that weather on an upper (more rolling) and outer deck even though a bit of it is covered.


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