North Cascades National Park

Trip Start May 01, 2008
Trip End Ongoing

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Rasar State Park

Flag of United States  , Washington
Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We spent Monday in the North Cascades Park, see the photos...

That evening we were talking with our camping neighbors (from Canada but originally from Finland they emigrated in the 60's) who told us there was a ferry that left 45 miles from the campground and went to Alaska.... We had no plans to go to Alaska as it is a VERY long drive thru Canada and might cause Toby some visa issues. We had infact left our passports in Florida so we could not be tempted to go to Canada this trip however Alaska would be amazing so Toby got online and started to find as much info as possible... Yes they wold let us take both the Eagle and the Beast, it would take 3 days to reach the first port ten an additional day and a half to reach the point where we could off load the rig and start driving again. All this was very exciting but the Internet booking service was driving me crazy offering weird connects and round trips at astonishing prices, there were so many variables that Toby decided to call the booking call centre first thing in the morning to get correct information.

That did not go so well! After explaining to the woman on the phone that we did not have our passports with us and that Toby was from the UK she said that there was only one direct ferry that did not stop in Canada that went every 4 times a week, its was fully booked until November! We could go down and do standby but with a total length of 38ft it was unlikely that we would get on as there was only one choice for us, she infact had to stop herself from laughing, if we had our passports we would be able to get on she thought and do standby at every port until we reached where we wanted to stay.... all in all it was going to cost around $6000 round trip so we decided to head East across the US and leave Alaska for another time.

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