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Sep 9, 2018 - Prince Rupert

I'm still here. It rained all day yesterday so I didn't go anywhere. I spent the day reading about Vancouver Island & watching all the drama of the Women's final at the US Open. Today was a bit better. It rained all morning but there was a bit of blue sky this afternoon. I did some laundry & watched the Men's final. A big day tomorrow. I have to be at the ferry terminal no later than 5:30 am then the ferry doesn't get to Port Hardy until 11:30 pm. I just hope the weather is halfway decent.

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Sep 6, 2018 - Terrace to Prince Rupert

I took my time leaving Terrace, topping up with fuel & groceries, then drove to Port Edward which is only 15 km from Prince Rupert. I planned to stay there for the next 3 nights but didn’t like the campground so I’m back at Prince Rupert. There’s nothing much at Port Edward but I drove an extra 8 km to Port Essington where there’s a wonderful old salmon cannery which has been closed since the 1960s but most of the buildings have been preserved & it’s now a National Historic Site. I was able to join a guided tour which had just started &...

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Sep 2, 2018 - Prince Rupert

Yesterday, I needed some change for the laundry so I went to the office, otherwise I would have waited for them to come to me. Did my laundry, paid Alexander’s board for the month & caught up on the trip diary then watched tennis most of the day. Today, there were frequent showers all day & the campground is muddy so I didn’t feel like packing up & going anywhere. We had a strong storm last night & I found out this morning that it had blown over my satellite dish. Nothing was broken but several of the adjustments had been knocked out of...

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Aug 31, 2018 - Wrangell to Prince Rupert

I'm safely in Prince Rupert & back in touch with the world. All our other ports of call unloaded vehicles from the side door but in Prince Rupert he backed in so I was first off & straight through Canadian customs. The ferry was late getting here then I needed to get my propane tank filled & do some grocery shopping so by the time I got to the RV Park (the only one in town), I was ready to relax. However, the Office was locked & all I got when I called the number on the door was a voice-mail saying "Leave a message". I did, then waited at...

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Aug 26, 2018 - Cannery, Trails n' Sunshine - Port Edward & Prince Rupert

A nice slow start to the day today. Our first attraction wasn’t opening until 10am, so we could ease into the day. Then it was “go time”, and we were off to Port Edward, about 25 minutes out of Prince Rupert. We actually drove right through Port Edward and several kilometres further down the Inverness Passage to the long-closed North Pacific Cannery – a National Historic Site. It’s of particular interest as it was able to be saved before much demolition work had happened post-closure. The site is mostly intact, and much has either been...

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Aug 24, 2018 - Museum of Northern BC, Dolly's for Yum...& Some Laundry - Prince Rupert

Our first of three full days in Prince Rupert, and we had a well-deserved chill-out at the campsite kind of morning. That being said, I did three loads of laundry with the boys (while they covered the entire RV Park multiple times on their bikes), and Jax cleaned up the trailer. I played some catch with Benjamin and hung out in with Daniel, and we ate our lunch in the Screen tent – I even got some more pics uploaded to this Journal for yesterday’s entry. After lunch, we headed into town, on the hunt for some gumboots for Benjamin…which...

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Aug 23, 2018 - Better & Better - Stewart to Prince Rupert

On the road by 0830hrs today – tough to leave such a beautiful area, but a long drive ahead. It was a beautiful drive up the hill out of Stewart, the long winding road, and lush landscape. Bear Glacier was an amazing blue this morning too – no stop this time, but a slow drive-by. The drive seemed to go by quickly as we made our way to Meziadin Junction, for a quick top up. Jax and the boys set off the truck alarm – I had walked down the highway to take some pics. It was not an amused look I received from my wife when I arrived back at the...

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Jun 28, 2018 - Prince Rupert, BC, Canada

Prince Rupert, BC, Canada. Finally back to the Pacific Coast. Very cool seaport town. We will take the ferry from here to Ketchican, ALaska. Hopefully we will eat some great seafood and then catch up on our sleep tonight. The Canadian countryside is sure beautiful. The drive to Prince Rupert was another gorgeous drive. Beautiful trees, lakes, rivers, and mountains. This area of the country is intensely beautiful. Often misty. The roads have been mostly empty so the driving is quite enjoyable. Prince Rupert itself was a small port town. It...

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Jul 31, 2017 - Twisty roads and anticipation

Day 4, Keith We started the day off with more of a relaxing pace. We both got up and made a few espressos, read our books and slowly packed up camp. Yesterday the mechanic at PG Harley informed us that Leah’s front tire was in need of replacement so we figured it could wait until the island and maybe go see our friends from Victoria that rescued us years ago at Vampire Cycles. Instead so we could both rest easy we decided to check out Smithers Harley. We walked in and were immediately greeted by the owner Steve. After checking his stock...

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2017 BC Bike Trip

Aug 28, 2016 - Terrace to Prince Rupert, BC

August 28, 2016 Took a nice walk on Ferry Island that is surrounded by the Skeena River. Municipal camps are quite good and inexpensive. Is raining and we have a short drive to Prince Rupert (90 miles.) Stopped along the Skeena River for lunch and to kill some time. There is really nothing for us to do in Prince Rupert. We are staying on the dock tonight because the RV park is not good. With the rain it will be full of mud. The library is not open on Sunday. So, we are doing laundry. The laundry sells very nice looking cakes, cuts keys,...

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Jul 25, 2016 - Smithers to Prince Rupert BC

July 25, 2016 Awoke to a beautiful, sunny morning after a good night’s sleep thanks to eye shades. We took a brief walk along the Bulkley River but didn’t find any anglers. The 216 mile drive to Prince Rupert was lovely and the scenery much more mountainous. We followed the Bulkley River with the Hazleton Mountains on the south. Although the mountains seem quite high, they are actually only about 3,000 feet elevation as we are nearly at sea level. At Hazelton we picked up the Skeena River which becomes a much grander river as it approaches...

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Jul 25, 2016 - Prince Rupert July 25 -27

The clouds lifted this morning and we had a great drive into P Rupert. The Skeena River is huge surrounded by huge mountains if there is one thing I did not like was that there are not enough places to pull over along this highway. And there was not a passing lane for almost the entire distance. We followed a car pulling a trailer and he drove well under the speed limit the entire way in front of us. I was quite happy to follow him as we see more at a lower speed and ( I like this part) save fuel!! But it is the vehicles following us that...

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Prince Rupert Bound

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