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Jul 22nd 2016, 10:09 PM   #1
 wrecks's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  In the past.

Prince Rupert and Back

My wife and I had planned a little time for a ride this year. We heard about the inside passage ferry that BC runs and decided to go for it.

Pictures here: https://wrecks.smugmug.com/Travel/BC2016

Route with tags for pictures here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?h...BB76kzgXli_-Xw

Our best laid plans were nearly squashed by WSDOT. As we approached the Hood Canal Bridge the signs mentioned an opening was in progress and expect delays. We had built in about 2.5 hours to Port Angeles so we weren't too worried. That soon change as we got to the line and saw people turning around. We finally inched our way to the front where a cop said there was an issue closing the bridge and they hoped it wouldn't take days. So we turned around and started our very quick pace around Hood Canal. We managed to make the ferry by minutes.

Weather turned kind of sour right off the bat. Except for the first and last day it rained on us at every day at some point. So every picture it seems has a cloud theme.

I planned the lodging for the trip up to Prince Rupert and then after that we decided to wing and carried a tent for any camping we might happen upon. Well the rain and lightening made us seek more substantial shelter. The first night we found a cabin on a lake. It was pretty much a rough backwoods cabin for fisherman on the lake but it was dry and we got to use our sleeping bags. After that Jo decided to take lodging in her own hands and found us rooms the rest of the way except for one night of camping near Kelowna.

Overall we had a great time and I recommend this trip. The roads were all in good condition except where we voluntarily left them.
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Jul 23rd 2016, 11:01 AM   #2
 no splat matt's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Beaverton

  With a grin on my face
I may well follow in you tire tracks next summer. Been wanting to do a longish ride into BC and your photos have only fanned the flames! Thanks for the inspiration.
Jul 23rd 2016, 12:59 PM   #3
 
  May 2016
  Port Orchard, WA

  R1200RT, DR650
Man, that looks like a great trip. Thanks for the ride report and the pics! I'm jealous
Jul 31st 2016, 09:38 PM   #4
 Willow's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Silverdale, WA

  848evo, DRZ400SM, XR100
Awesome pictures, and what a cool ride! Thanks for sharing
Aug 31st 2016, 07:23 AM   #5
 heydewd's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Edmonds

  06 VFR 800 ABS
Thanks for letting me ride along. Great trip and photos.
Aug 31st 2016, 07:50 AM   #6
 TREX600's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Custer, WA

  Suzuki 09 GSXR 1000 Suzuki 09 DRZ 400SM 1970 Yamaha 250 DT1 Enduro
Nice pics
Sep 3rd 2016, 08:12 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Off Line

Thanks for sharing your trip. Great picts. I admittedly don't take enough "interesting sites/attractions" pictures when I travel. I tend to focus on the roads and landscapes, so when others post interesting "places", I really appreciate the shared experience more.
Sep 3rd 2016, 10:58 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2008 EX-650R Kawasaki 'Fighter, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki 'Fighter, '12/99 Yamaha TW-200
Fantastic share!
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