Riding on a Ferry to Prince Rupert

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Lighthouses on the Inside Passage. Prince Rupert Ferry ride. Photo by DonnaHull.

By DONNA HULL

Hello from the Alaska Highway. What is a Missoula boomer doing on a road trip in the wilderness of the Yukon, Northern British Columbia and Alaska? Last year, during a smoky August in the Bitterroot Valley, Alan (my husband) and I decided that 2013 would be the year to finally check an Alaska Highway road trip off our bucket list and escape another smoky August while we were at it.

Want to come along with us? I’ll be posting a photo highlight each week from our time on the road. In the first week, we’ve traveled to Republic, Washington (a cute town that deserves another visit), Vancouver and finally Port Hardy on Vancouver Island where we caught the ferry to Prince Rupert. The long, slow ride up the Inside Passage has definitely been the highlight.

Check back next week to read more about our adventure. We’ll be driving to Stewart, B.C and Hyder Alaska, experiencing the Cassiar Highway and finally driving on the Alaska Highway proper. Bears, glaciers, mountain scenery—what do you think next week’s highlight will be?

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Donna L. Hull writes about active travel for baby boomers at My Itchy Travel Feet, The Baby Boomer’s Guide to Travel. She is also the author of My Itchy Travel Feet, Breathtaking Adventure Vacation Ideas, available at Amazon Kindle, Nook and iTunes.  See all of Donna Hull’sblogs.

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