The ferry didnâ€™t show up to Bowen Island today.
In a strange way it feels like the keeper of the keys, the guy that works the draw bridge slept in, missed work and forgot that there are people over here and that want to be over there. Or something else happened, maybe the boat broke or the Captain went on strike or this or thatâ€¦. It doesnâ€™t really matter, we have no control over the situation.
The folks on Bowen Island are now held hostage. Commuters are not able to get to work, the kids wonâ€™t make school, flights and appointments will be missed. There are people on the other side of the pond as well, the ones that want to come home or commute to Bowen, they are sitting in their cars wondering how long this time?
The Queen of Capilano â€” our ferry, our boat, our ride to the mainland â€” no one has seen it this morning. It should have been here and back two times already as I write this. The BC Ferry website, just reports that the Queenâ€™s sailings have been cancelled. More information would be nice, but would knowing more make a difference?
What youâ€™d have is information â€” what youâ€™d still need is a boat. Right now, we have neither.