chapter  11
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En Route to Heaven?

All roads lead to Rome, an old Italian adage says. All ferry routes lead to the Richmond Comfort Inn, just about every islander and coaster knows. Almost all of the province’s international flights and most of the cheaper domestic ones depart from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Because very few morning ferry sailings leave early enough, it is vastly more convenient for a ferry-dependent community resident outbound on an early morning flight from YVR to catch a night sailing, drive to the Comfort Inn, park the car at the free hotel parking lot instead of the expensive YVR lot, sleep, and catch the free airport shuttle, than it is to catch an early morning seaplane or regular connecting flight to YVR.