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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baton Rouge to Seattle


Fly out of BR airport at 5:30 am. Thanks to my son, Jon, who took me to the airport at 3:30 am. . A change of planes in Houston and arrived at Seattle at 12 pm. 8 hr. wait for Pam to arrive and then we took the Seattle to Vancouver shuttle at 9 pm. Arrived at Vancouver around 1:30 am and walked the two blocks to the Samesun Hostel.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vancouver, Canada

June 1, 2011

Moved from private room to 6 bed dorm today. Then walked to Granville Island to see the market and shops. That afternoon we took the ferry and bus to see the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. 2 Irish guys and 1 from England and 1 from Ohio sharing the room. The Vancouver Canucks won the first game of the Stanley Cup and the bars and streets were filled with celebrating fans. Not best of nights to sleep in hostel but that is what you do for inexpensive rooms.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rainy day in Vancouver


It rained all day so we did not get a chance to go to Stanley Park. Great chill day. Pitchers of beer in the hostel bar with Irish guys that evening.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Travel day


Beautiful day. We caught the sky train to the Greyhound bus station and then caught the bus/ferry/bus to Victoria on Vancouver Island. Beautiful ferry ride. Checked in the Ocean Island Backpackers Hostel and walked to the Inner Harbour.

Friday, June 3, 2011

More walking around Victoria


Decided to skip the Buchart Gardens. Supposedly very beautiful but not paying $25 person plus $10 transportation to see flowers that are everywhere in Victoria. The Empress Hotel (where my sister, Sandra, had high tea on her visit last year) and the Parliament building are beautiful and lit up at night. 3 cruise ships in Victoria today so very crowded plus Canucks won again and celebrations are beginning. Leave Monday on 9.5 hr bus ride to north island town of Port Hardy. We catch a 13 hr ferry on Tuesday to Prince Rupert which is supposedly spectacular.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Greyhound from Victoria to Port Hardy


Took the 7:30 am bus from Victoria to Port Hardy. (9.5 hrs.)  It was a beautiful and scenic bus ride but chilly. Took sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Staying night at hostel in Port Hardy and then 7:30 am ferry ride to Prince Rupert. (15 hrs but beautiful Inside Passage scenery)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Inside Passage (Port Hardy to Prince Rupert ferry)


Had to leave the hostel at 5 am for the 20 minute shuttle ride to the ferry. The ferry ride was very comfortable and the scenery was fantastic. Beautiful snow topped mountains. Saw a few whales but could not get a photo as they did not surface for long. We were picked up at 10:45 pm by the hostel and quickly crashed. Will be in Prince Rupert until the 9th and then another long ferry ride. (2 days on the Inside Passage but in Alaska) Can't wait.

Totem Pole at Prince Rupert ferry landing

Pictures later today.