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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 05:14 AM

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#2 North Shore

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:20 AM

Dumbass realtors!  Probably sipping too many sangrias as she wrote 'Shangri-la'... :whyme:


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#3 Spy Black

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:28 AM

The problem with the East side of Piers Island is the endless stream of ferries that pass by only a couple of hundred feet from your window ... they operate for up to 17 hours a day, for 365 days a year, for the duration of your life (or the duration of your time on Piers Island).

 

For the sake of clarity (if not total accuracy) you'll be dealing with at least hourly B.C. Ferries literally right outside your door - 24/7/365



#4 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 09:36 AM

is that a negative?

 

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#5 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 10:59 AM

If BC Ferries dynamited that island I think they could shave half a minute off each sailing. It would add up.


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#6 Redd42

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 11:25 AM

is that a negative?

 

 

Totally. I had been looking to buy in North Saanich but would never consider a property that was near the ferries.



#7 VIResident

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 11:30 AM

This is called Skw’ukw’atu.



#8 Spy Black

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 11:32 AM

is that a negative?

The ferries stink to high heaven as the diesel smoke settles over your home ... and they make a heck of a lot of noise. They're also optically intrusive on an hourly basis.

According to a couple I know that lived on Piers (they've since sold), you do indeed get extremely tired of the ferries after the second or third year, day in and day out.

By year five of living there, you'd have witnessed literally tens of thousands of ferry transits right outside your front door.

 

I think the basic premise is that it's simply not the idyllic and peaceful island lifestyle one might think it would be with the incessant, stinking, noisy, and non-stop ferry traffic.


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#9 Szeven

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 11:50 AM

You'd have to really hate cars/people/convenience to see the value in living 7 minutes across water by boat. 



#10 Matt R.

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:01 PM

We get lots of customers coming from Piers to eat and grocery shop, it’s great.

Also, as someone who lives and breathes via bc ferries, I’d sure never want to live near a terminal or on a route. I feel bad for people who live in fulford or Vesuvius. 30 minutes before each sailing until the boat leaves, if you want to get to your home nearby you need to drive down the wrong side of the road, god help you if you attempt to run the gauntlet and the ferry starts unloading.

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#11 VIResident

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 12:05 PM

Not to mention the ferry hitting the island could happen again!

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#12 vortoozo

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:00 PM

For the sake of clarity (if not total accuracy) you'll be dealing with at least hourly B.C. Ferries literally right outside your door - 24/7/365

 

24/7?



#13 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 01:09 PM

well nearly. almost 20/7.

#14 Spy Black

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 04:55 PM

24/7?

...thus the "if not total accuracy" couching language :)


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