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Aug 25, 2018 - Big Fishing Day off Prince Rupert

5am came early, no griping or fussing from anyone, all dressed, a quick brekkie, and by 0540hrs, we were on the road to the Prince Rupert Yacht Club. We were at the Blackfeather a few minutes early…luckily, as I then had to hoof it back to the truck to retrieve my phone…that hurt, this holiday has done nothing to improve my already poor conditioning. Upon my return, I joined Jax and the boys on the boat – a beautiful Boston Whaler – and introduced myself to John, our Skipper and Guide for the day. He’s a super nice fella, and very...

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Jul 4, 2018 - Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

Happy 4th of July from Prince Rupert Harbour, British Columbia, Canada! I left at 8:00 am to have my hair French braided for our excursion day in Prince Rupert. Oksana (from Ukraine) in the Canyon Spa Ranch Salon did an excellent job! She made an S curve braid with a swirl at the end even with my short hair! Dean woke up while I was getting my hair done and left to go smoke on deck 9 at the pool starboard side aft. Denham delivered our breakfast while we were both out of the room. He came back and checked when we just finished eating to...

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Aug 17, 2014 - Last Ferry Trip

Sun., Aug. 17th – We had a pleasant sailing aboard the Taku again. When we arrived in Prince Rupert at 4pm, the many cars and RVs were flying through the customs check…until 2 vehicles in front of us. An old truck pulling a covered trailer was searched for about 30 min., holding the rest of us up. They removed several guns, etc., so that poor guy is hung. When we finally got on our way, we drove for about 180 miles before stopping for the night at a roadside pullout.

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May 26, 2012 - Prince Rupert - the gateway to the Rockies

After leaving Vancouver (collected by an ex RCMP - a Mountie!- driver who was very entertaining) we joined up with a day tour to our next destination at Victoria, BC. Our driver (Bob) enjoyed talking us through the scenery and in fact I don't think he took breath until the start of the 90 minute ferry ride to Vancouver Island. The sun came out after leaving the drizzle as promised (another Bob promise) and we arrived to see the world famous Butchart Gardens, 22 acres of manicured gardens started in a limestone quarry back in 1904 -...

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Aug 7, 2009 - Prince Rupert

We spent the morning checking out the 15 mile gravel road to Work Cannel (a 30 mile long fjord). This a popular remote fishing spot and is known to attract bears during the spawning season. Once again we had no luck so we headed back to Prince Rupert where Kathy finished up her shopping. We spent the evening in camp waiting for the black bears, but to no avail.

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Aug 6, 2009 - Prince Rupert

Our goal today was to reach Prince Rupert where we planned on booking a whale watching and grizzly bear tour. The First Nation Company that we wanted to book with had stopped taking out grizzly bear tour last week due to a lack of bear sightings. The bears have moved up the rivers following the salmon and are not visible along the sea shore. We also struck out on whale watching due to their boat being in dry dock. We could have gone out on the Zodiac Tour, but when Kathy heard that they supplied the dry suits, she had a sudden damping of...

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Aug 4, 2009 - Goodbye Alaska!

After a 2 month adventure in Alaska it was time to say goodbye and head south. Rumor mongers tell us that fall comes early along this coast. Based on the last two weeks we couldn’t tell. We wore shorts and short sleeve shirts, left hatches open overnight and haven’t seen rain since Petersburg. We did experience 6 ft swells and over 20 kt winds coming in from the Gulf of Alaska as we traveled from the end of Prince of Wales Island to Prince Rupert, B.C. yesterday. Oh, the old washboard feeling of the open seas once again…gunnel to gunnel...

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

May 18, 2009 - At Sea

Monday, May 18, 2009 was a day at sea. We woke up to a cloudy day but no rain yet. I was a bit disappointed to see the scenery wasn't quite as breathtaking as the day before and we seemed a bit further from land. It wasn't what I was expecting until the Captain came over the loudspeaker, explaining exactly where we were, and said we hadn't even entered the Inside Passage yet. Oh........ Because we were staying in a balcony cabin, one of the perks was we were able to eat breakfast each day in the Four Seasons dining room. You simply had to...

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Jul 5, 2007 - Prince Rupert

We left Victoria about 11:00 am July 3 and stopped for supplies along the way. A rather uneventful trip up to Parksville and Rathrevor Provincial Park. The truck and camper travelled well on the Nanaimo Parkway. Travelling speed at no more than 90 km/hr seems to work well. Arrived at Rathtrevor about 4:00 pm to a busy site. Of the 175-odd campsites, we were given one of about ten double-sites.....which means we would have very close neighbours. Turns out Dennis Mytennar (former Reservation Manager for Discover Camping) must have put some...

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