I have a pretty clear definition of what makes an island an island. If you can drive there, your island status has pretty much been revoked in my mind. It’s the challenge of ferry service that sets island life apart from that of mainland destinations. The ferry to Tancook didn’t disappoint. I was fascinated by the loading/unloading process. No cars for visitors touring the island or for islanders heading to the mainland. Cargo is loaded into containers and hoisted on and off the ferry.
Before arriving on Big Tancook, the ferry stops at Little Tancook Island, just long enough to load and unload.
I’ve often mentioned that I love the ability to tour different areas as part of my job. One of the great benefits of this is you get to see a place from a local’s perspective. You see things (and understand them better) from someone who lives there. We loaded up on the back of a pick up truck and proceeded to tour the island. The island is beautiful with well kept homes and buildings and water views.
In addition to our driving tour we stopped at the tourist information building:
The Sea Myst Gallery and Gift Shop:
Wishing Stones Gallery (museum and store):
And…I bought Lucy Neatby yarn on Big Tancook Island; cool right?
All in all, a great trip to Big Tancook Island. Makes you sad to leave.