Monday, September 29, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

Wayne and I have been in the States for three weeks taking care of some business. It is the longest time we have been away from our cabin in the last six months and we are anxious to get home. Today is the long awaited travel day from Bellingham to Powell river via two BC Ferries up the Sunshine Coast.

The easiest route north from Bellingham is the Guide-Meridian to the Lynden/Aldergrove border crossing. The Guide (as it is lovingly called) is a two lane road that is currently under construction, but it is still a good route except during rush hour. Because the border crossing is away from the I-5 corridor, it is usually less crowded and cars move through quickly in both directions. At the border The Guide changes into 264th Street and continues straight north to Canada Highway 1. Highway 1 will take you northwest around downtown Vancouver and directly to the Horseshoe Bay BC Ferry Terminal. As you near the terminal, you will experience more road construction in preparation for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics.

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The ferry from Horseshoe Bay takes you to Langdale near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast. From here it is about a two hour drive north to the Earl's Cove Ferry to Saltery Bay. From there it is about thirty more minutes driving time to Powell River. It is only about 240 kilometres (150 miles) in total, but with all of the ferry connections it takes about seven hours. But don't let that keep you away. The trip and a vacation in Powell River are well worth it. -- Margy


  1. Hello Margy,

    Your pictures are beautifull !! I would be interrested to know what type of camera you are using ?? I just sold my old 35mm and looking to buy a digital one soon.

  2. Hi Margy,
    I would like to take that trip someday,not the one to california ,but the one north.How did all your veggies do while you were gone.

  3. Sounds like getting there is half the fun.