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 ...
... was time for a morning walk with Emilio and decided that it would be a great place to BBQ some salmon later that day.
We asked at the store where we could get fresh caught salmon but found that we are too early in the season. We then asked the host of the B&B, she called her son who has a fishing business and he gave us a huge, beautiful fillet from his freezer.
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 ...
... of climbing muddy trails via ropes, tree logs and river rocks. After toil and sweat that undid all the hard work of the power shower we finally reached the end of the "Cultural Tree' trail to discover . . . Err, nothing! Except a fallen - rather normal looking - tree! Either we are completely uncultured or we missed something somewhere!!! Still, it was a nice hike up a mountain side nevertheless and a good way of ...