Our ferry boarding time wasn’t until late afternoon on Friday so the morning was spent exploring more of Ketchikan. We found a hiking trail in the rainforest behind the town and went for a walk. It was wonderful, and no mosquitoes!
Here we go. I was one of the first to board the Matanuska.
Bernie was towards the end of the line so I had time to park and make my way to an upper deck and watch him drive in.
The Matanuska can carry up to 499 passengers, 88 vehicles, has 108 cabins, a solarium, a cafeteria and a cocktail lounge. There is also a recliner lounge where they play movies.
It was not raining this time when we boarded, but no sooner had we begun our journey it began to rain again.
By the time we reached Prince Rupert in British Columbia, Canada, jumped a time zone (into Pacific Time), and made it through customs it was almost two o’clock Saturday morning. We found a free pull-out just outside of town and slept there. Sunday we drove and drove. At a visitor center in Williams Lake, BC, we saw this display. It’s not too far off! We did see some creative packing in our travels. We spent the night at a roadside pull-out.
Monday we just drove. We stayed at an RV park in Clinton, BC. The last nearly three weeks have been nothing but cool, cloudy, foggy, and rainy. It was such a pleasure to enjoy a warm sunny day for a change, it was over 80F. We went for a walk and took some pictures.
Finally, after driving hundreds of miles through the mountains we reached the United States Border Inspection Station at Sumas, Washington. We were asked a few questions and sent on our way.
Spending this Tueseday night in Bellingham, Washington.
Yaaaay! You’re back in the states proper! Come home! We miss you!
Missing you too. Only 3,000 miles to go, it might be a while but we’re on our way!