Queen of Prince Rupert - Inside Passage and Queen Charlotte Islands
Trip: Route 10 Port Hardy to Prince Rupert, Route 11 Prince Rupert to Skidegate, Route 26 Skidegate to Alliford Bay and back to Skidegate, Route 11 Skidegate to Prince Rupert, Route 10 Prince Rupert to Port Hardy stopping at Klemtu Shearwater and Bella Bella.
Date: October 29th to November1st 2008
Objective of Trip: To ride the Queen of Prince Rupert on the inside passage in her native setting.
This article was written and photographed by Nick Berben.
After a great sleep, we
checked out and drove back to Port McNeill to do a round trip on the
Quadra Queen 2, and get something to eat. On the QQ2 Donella talked
a deckhand into giving us a bridge tour, but he came back a few
minutes later to inform us the captain wasnít able to give bridge
tours at that time. After a round trip to Sointula, we went to
Subway for a breakfast/lunch, and then started heading down island
to finish the trip. On the way up we had been toying with the idea
of making a detour out to Port Alberni to see the Princess Jaqueline,
but we decided we didnít want to make the trip that late. We split
up at Duke Point, where Ernie and Brett met up with Chris on the
Vancouver. Scott went home to a band practice, and Donella, Karl and
I drove south to Victoria.