Ferry Rides


A lot of miles have been put on in the past 3 days, the longest being the 22 hours spent on the ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy. But, we made it…and the dog survived. People have been asking how Roo survived being caged the whole time and left on the car park level. dscn5975

It actually wasn’t so bad. About every 2-3 hours we were allowed down to walk the dog. Then there was the 45 minute stop at Port Klemtu at night and Rick was able to take the dog off the ship.

For this post I thought I thought I would just show you a few of the sights from the ship like whales and waterfalls, and sights on the ship. It’s interesting the people you see and chat with and just how the walk-ons without a cabin handle the overnight sleeping arrangements.

One can’t knock the scenery as it was absolutely beautiful. And the things one sees on the ocean…like a little tiny tugboat pulling  great big things.


When one finally arrives at their destination it is a mass exodus to get off. Shortly off the ferry we spy a dog park. There were a few dogs on the ferry and they all stopped here before hitting the road again.

Published by Along the Way: life begins at home yet our door is forever open to adventure, new places and new people. Welcome to our travels around the world.

This blog is really about us, my husband Rick and I and our travels. We are retired with grown children and two granddaughters. We travel...exhilarating in new experiences and places and all that each day holds. We believe that life begins to fade once we fail to live into it anymore. So come along the way with us and enjoy the journey too!

5 thoughts on “Ferry Rides

  1. Loving that you’re having such a great adventure! A long LONG time ago – just after I graduated from high school (LONG time ago) I flew to Victoria and took the ferries from Nanaimo to Prince Rupert and then from PR to Skagway, AK. From there I took the White Pass & Yukon Railway over the mountains into Whitehorse. If you’ve never done that – it is a definite should do. The WP & Y was an amazing experience. The scenery indescribable. The ferry was from Nanaimo to PR was overnight. You could get a cabin (which I had), or like a group of people – kids my age with adult leaders – they pulled out their sleeping bags and slept out on deck. I was a bit jealous – wish I’d had a sleeping bag!! This was in June so while still a little chilly, the weather was better than October weather. The inside passage is mind-numbingly beautiful (or maybe that was the cold???).
    Thanks Diane for sharing your adventures. Take care. I can’t wait for you to get to Astoria!

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  2. We took the trip from Vancouver island to Prince Rupert many years ago with a dog. It was so sad to leave her in the hold. I know your feelings. Enjoy your trip.

    Beth Deady

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  3. the great northwest brought right here thru your keen observation, curiosity, beautiful photos and brilliant words! reminds me a bit of fjord country, norway… i’m loving it!! especially the photo of you and the dog… wow… thanks… xox

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