There’s really a North and a South Pender Island, together being the most southerly of the British Columbia Gulf Islands, and having the most temperate climate in Canada. The Penders are home to about 2800 people, and can be reached by B.C.Ferries from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island, which is just a few miles from my home.Frequent sailings make it easy to take your car or just walk on and hike around when you get there. Of course, having a boat or renting one is another easy way and makes you more independent! This photo is of the western coast of North Pender, in an area where we like to go salmon fishing in the evenings. Like most of the islands, the Penders were thrust up from the ocean floor by tectonic action in ages past. As a result, in most cases the shorelines rise very fast from deep water, making it easy to drift along very close to the land and yet have great depths of water under the keel.
This shot was taken June 16, 2009 with a Fuji S100FS camera.
For more detail on where they are, here’s a link to a Google Map URL:
You can play around with the Zoom slider and see all the surrounding islands.