Monday, October 03, 2011

North to Alaska

On the way home from our boat trip, we saw the Alaska Ferry leaving its berth at the Port of Bellingham in Fairhaven. The ferry service starts passengers on their way through the extensive Alaska Marine Highway System.

Bellingham to Ketchikan, Alaska, takes about a day and a half. Leaving at 6:00 p.m., the first twelve hours of the trip through beautiful British Columbia will be in darkness this time of year. That's such a shame.

But the departure sunsets may make up for it a bit. -- Margy

4 comments:

  1. I've gone from Vancouver to Alaska on a cruise ship, but I'd love to try the ferry, if it has berths for the overnight part of the trip.
    Beautiful photos, Margy.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  2. What a beautiful shot, Margy! I'd love to take the Alaska ferry someday. Maybe in the summer, though, so I get to enjoy some daylight hours!

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  3. Kay - They have cabins as an option for an extra cost. A two "bed" roomette with facilities down the hall is $66 and they go all the way up to a four berth convertible sitting room with facilities for $394. Outside rooms with a small porthole are a little more expensive than inside ones. If you are going farther than Ketchikan the cost is higher by the leg taken. Many people sleep on lounge chairs in the solarium, but you have to run fast to get one. There are also reclining chairs indoors. Once things settle down I would like to take a trip up the coast. I might choose BC Ferries from Port Hardy so we can stop in Prince Rupert and maybe go out to Haida Gwaii. Dreams are nice. - Margy

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  4. lizziviggi - It would be fun. I might want to take the ferry one way and fly back. Best of both worlds. - Margy

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