Sunday, July 19, 2009

BC Ferry to Quadra Island

We took the BC ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy, and it was a very different experience from the Alaska ferries. The boat was new and very swanky, and the food was great. But if you wanted to sit in the front observation lounge, you had to pay. Granted, the lounges along the side of the vessel had great seats, and nearly floor to ceiling windows, so it wasn't too bad. The trip was very foggy, which made the islands looming in and out of the fog more dramatic.

After arriving at midnight in Port Hardy, we spent the night in the curling club parking lot, and then drove to Campbell River, where we picked up another ferry to Quadra Island. In between, we took a hike out to a view over a strait where enormous quantities of dynamite were used to remove a couple rocks that were a hazard to navigation. The trail crossed a creek via a suspension bridge, which was fun to navigate, and only a hazard if more than one person tried to cross at the same time.

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