Port Hardy Inn
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... they are waiting for someone. I decided since there was nothing to see it was a good time to shower. That is when it happened: the flood. Well, a minor flood. The drains backed up in the bathroom and there was standing water and inch or two deep. I had to go into the cabin to change and could not use the hair dryer while standing in the water. We notified the purser. This finally drained. Then, of course, Susan HAD to visit the gift shop for a T-shirt ...
... thoroughly enjoyable and we'll miss their company. We exchanged contact details and hopefully we will meet again somewhere.
We really did enjoy our very first cruise. After a couple of days, we hardly noticed that we were moving. The food and service we received as well as the entertainment were all excellent and I know this will not be our last cruise,
Port Hardy is located at the
northern end of Vancouver Island. It is about an 8 hour drive from Vancouver or
a 1 hour flight. The island is accessible by both plane and ferry.
The Bed and Breakfast, Orange Tabby,
is just across the street from the Queen Charlotte Strait. There is a park with
a paved walkway that runs for several blocks along the water of Hardy Bay. Eagles
fly overhead, landing in the local trees.
... is operated by BC Ferries. The previous one from Juneau to Prince Rupert is operated by Alaskan Marine Hwy System. The BC Ferry ship is very new. This is due to the fact that they sunk one about 5 years ago on this route, from negligence. They went straight when they should have zigged. Two people died and the ship is in 1200 feet of water, The court case was recently settled.
So much to tell ...
We woke at our Ida Lake campsite with no visits from any bears, cougars or sasqutches (big foot). Yes apparently there are sasquatch’s living in the mountains around here, although no scientific prove obviously, people swear they have seen one!! The car is not at all comfy but it was free and Danny’s surprise involved at 6:45 start so we needed to be close but without blowing the budget on the only motel in town!
This part of the country is ...