Distance a huge object

Trip Start May 27, 2009
Trip End Nov 14, 2009

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Pacific Inn and then Pioneer Hostel

Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dear all,

You won't believe this but as I was getting ready to type this - a deer just walked across the garden of the place I am staying and strolled across the road - I was too slow to get a good photo so you will just have to take my word for it.

Anyway - glad you are enjoying my updates - it is fun for me doing them and it feels like almost having a conversation.

The ferry journey to Prince Rupert from Port Hardy was absolutely amazing - the weather was perfect and the sea was very calm. The ferry itself was brand new and had only been in operation since the middle of May. It was a beauty plenty of comfy seats/viewing areas and not many people - some times I was the only one on deck. The food was good too - maybe CalMac should send a rep over here to see how its done. Saw a couple of whales and some seals.

Changed plans about Alaska - ferries too unreliable and very slow so I wouldn't have time to do justice - maybe next time? Also driving one way anywhere involves huge drop charge so won't be driving to Calgary.Did round trip to Smithers - about 360km from Prince Rupert and stayed over a couple of nights. Fabulous scenery - again, but I have a complaint now about the weather it was too hot - over 30 degrees. Result - snow melting at phenomenal rate and the mighty Skeena river at risk of flooding - hope not as my train tomorrow runs very close to it at points. Train is called the Skeena train and goes to Jasper in the Rockies - takes 2 days which is what I mean about distance being an object - you can't get anywhere fast  unless you fly everywhere - no fun in that.

For my second stay in PR I have booked into a hostel - yes a hostel - but it is fantastic and much better than the hotel the Vancouver tourist office booked me into. I would recommend anyone to stay here. It is in Cow Bay - now no tittering at the back - it is quite a trendy part of town - no need to venture further.

That's all from me as I must go out and be sociable round the old campfire - on second thoughts fog is rolling in so maybe not.
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bjcind on

Lovin It!
With you every step and loving it!
Photos and chat Fab.Keep em coming xx

audreymurphy on

audrey murphy
Yet another fab article Anne, keep them coming. Youth Hostels have obviously changed alot since hostelling in Holland all those years ago!! Wish we were all there but feel as if we are with all your photos and updates.

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