Monthly Archives: June 2016

Leaving Haida Gwaii

8 am for an 8 hr ferry to return to Prince Rupert, we dash to a cafe for coffee, muffins and sandwiches to take with us before boarding. Ferry food is pretty crap and the coffee is abysmal. We are … Continue reading

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Remains of ship wreck Pesuta on East Beach. 

An hour drive to the reserve and then a two to three km walk through rain forest to the river side, and another two to three kilometres down on to the beach where the ship wreck Pesuta has lain since … Continue reading

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Ten fourty-five pm, but you’d never know. 

We had wandered up to the local to wine and dine. Ren & I shared Parmesan crusted halibut and a large salad. I was keen to see what halibut was like. A white fish, not unlike snapper and delicious, though … Continue reading

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Haida Gwaii

A highlight planned was to visit and learn about the First Nations people of this area. Haida Gwaii, where many have come from,  is a huge Island. Much bigger than Waiheke, we can either take an 8 hour ferry from … Continue reading

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Taking a Northern Expedition up the Inside Passage 

We are going from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert and it’s a fifteen hour ferry trip. We need to be at the ferry terminal 5.30 am so both Ren and Gilbert retire early, while I know I will wake at … Continue reading

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North, North and more North!

We leave early after bidding Josie and Warwick goodbye. They are heading on a different adventure. Completely at home driving our new Jeep Cherokee Ren is negotiating city highways and byways with ease. It’s hard to believe she had never … Continue reading

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Butchart Garden

We find out there’s some wineries where Ren has to pick up the car this morning and Gilbert suggests we go with her. I’m torn because the thought of touring wineries is frankly appealing, but one of my main reasons … Continue reading

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