Ferry Across Petit Passage (with apologies) by David Davies

Ferry Across Petit Passage (with apologies) by 

This is the ferry crossing Petit Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada, coming from Tiverton, Long Island to East Ferry, Digby Neck to pick me up. It is an extension of Nova Scotia Highway 217. Behind the ferry is Tiverton, Long Island.

(Nova Scotia Travel Guide) Regular ferries make the short hop from the end of Digby Neck to Long Island and Brier Island. The boats run hourly and around the clock and are free for foot passengers and $5 return for vehicles.

The first sailing is from East Ferry at the end of Digby Neck to Tiverton, Long Island across a stretch of water called Petit Passage. Departures from East Ferry go every hour on the half hour.

From Tiverton it’s an 18km drive across Long Island to Freeport where a second ferry takes you to Westport on Brier Island. Departures from Freeport are every hour on the hour.

Ferries are timed so that if you drive straight across Long Island you’ll arrive at Freeport just in time to catch the boat to Westport on Brier Island. If you stop, you’ll miss the boat and be delayed until the next sailing.

Driving straight through, it takes about 45 minutes to get from Digby to the first ferry. Allow 2 hours from Digby to get to Westport in time for a whale watch and more time on weekends or during peak season.

The ferries are small so if there are many cars you’ll have to wait your turn.

Canon PowerShot 710IS

I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Super nautical view David …

  • Thanks, Tom!

    – David Davies

  • SteffiCraig
    SteffiCraigover 4 years ago

    This is a great view, David! Gorgeous shot! Well done!

  • Thank you, Steffi. Glad you like!

    – David Davies

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 4 years ago

    Nice view David, a beauty !

  • Thanks, Curtiss! I enjoy taking the ferry. I buy a book of coupons for $12 which more than halves the fare. Such a deal!

    – David Davies

  • Bryan D. Spellman
    Bryan D. Spellmanover 4 years ago

    For some reason, David, this calls to my mind at least, the old Scottish “poem”

    The sea is the Lord’s and all that it contains,
    Except the Highland Ferry Lines for they are all MacBrayne’s.

    As they say, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

  • LOL, Bryan! But you’re right. All the ferries here are government owned and run. And it works!

    – David Davies

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    An excellent capture David.

  • Thank you, Don.

    – David Davies

  • p.s. Thanks for the fave!

    – David Davies

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Perfect David
    Lovely work !

  • Thank you John. Bit different from Andalucia.eh? lol

    – David Davies

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot mate..

  • Thanks, Jason. The ferries are a good deal. It’s a good day out.

    – David Davies

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot David.

  • Thanks, Gary.

    – David Davies

  • Sandi Murdock
    Sandi Murdockover 4 years ago

    Love this one. Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you, Sandi. Once I cropped it I liked it too..

    – David Davies

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