I like seeing the Coast Guard ships that ply the waters here. The red and white make me feel very patriotic and I like the high contrast the colours have against the green wilderness around.
I never really thought much about the Coast Guard while I lived my life in the suburbia around Vancouver. What need did I have after all? I was a land lubber.
Now that I live next door to the ocean, travel over it from time to time and have friends and colleagues who regularly ply the ocean, the sight of the red and white clipping along the Pass speaks of safety and assurance to me.
This is the mid-coast ship, CCGS Gordon Reid