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Sep 8, 2017 - Port McNeil

Port Mc Neil We stayed for 3 nights at an RV park which is not usually our choice but every once in awhile we just need a long hot shower, fresh water and a septic dump. So it was all that plus a view of Queen Charlotte and Johnstone Strait. Pt McNeill is fishing mans town-way up on the north west side of Vancouver Island. We were clearly beyond the range of most tourists. Even so there were several things we wanted to see and do. We enjoyed our time on wifi at the very quaint little library for one thing. We took the very small ferry to...

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2017 fall road trip

Aug 3, 2017 - Alert Bay

We had heard about the ancient totem poles in Alert Bay so we got in line for the ferry. It was a 30 minute trip up the Charlotte straits and you could actually see our cg from the island.We paid about $20 for a rt ticket and enjoyed seeing snow capped peaks on both sides of VI and BC. We walked about a mile to the left to see the museum where they have masks from the First Nations tribes. Some of them were from the 1800s and very interesting. There was supposed to be a ceremonial dance but it had been cancelled due to death in the...

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Aug 2, 2017 - Port Hardy

Since the cg has such a great view, we decided to stay another night and explore the northern tip of VI. We drove up to Port McNeil to check out the ferry to Alert Bay and then on to Port Hardy. We ate lunch at Sportys and had an oyster burger and fish and chips. Decent food but took forever to get our order. We left there and drove down to see Port Alice which is inland. Beautiful trees and lakes on the way and it's located on a 35 mile waterway going into the Pacific. We hiked down to the water past some old growth trees. We headed back...

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Aug 1, 2017 - Alder bay rv park

We drove on up the coast to try and find a place looking out over the water and we found it at Alder bay park which is between Port McNeil and telegraph cove. We had a site right near the water with great views. Charlotte straits was right in front of the campsite and apparently it has some great fishing. Most people had a boat and were going after salmon and halibut. The skies were clear so sunset was beautiful! We counted 6 bald eagles in the trees by the cg plus several immature birds.

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May 18, 2016 - northern island

We are camped on the Johnston Strait on the northwesternmost point we plan to travel on this trip. Across the water we are looking at mountains that are topped with glaciers, covered by low hanging clouds. We came to this area on a small cruise ship in 2005 and were intrigued by what there was to do and see here that a short cruise visit did not allow. Now that we are here, we're not sure what we will do here. Many of the animal viewing opportunities (whales and bears) that we would enjoy don't begin until June 1. Our campground has a nice...

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May 11, 2009 - Port McNeill, B.C.

We can now add rapids to our list of things we learned in the Pacific Northwest. In the last few days we ran Yuculta, Dent, Whirlpool and Green Point rapids. Once we followed along just behind a beautiful 140 ft. pleasure yacht. Weird to watch him shoot rapids and lean over. We had to anchor once to wait for the currents before taking on another. Timing is everything. We also got hit with almost 30 kt. winds as we approached the Johnstone strait so we tucked into Tuna point and the winds just layed down while we watched the strait continue...

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

Aug 30, 2008 - Campbell River, Port McNeill

We left the wedding venue on Sunday, August 24 in the pouring rain. The drive to Salmon Point Resort near Campbell River was uneventful. It's a very beautiful spot, right on the beach. On the way we stopped at Fanny Bay for oysters - they're the best in the world! The weather had cleared up around Parksville and stayed nice. We went to the restaurant at the RV Park for dinner and had Jolene, a friend of Larry's over for a drink after dinner. They dated in Estevan, SK when they were much younger! On the 26th we drove to Port McNeill. The...

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Aug 25, 2005 - Telegraph cove

Today was another early start, we had to get up at six to get to the Boat on time. We got on the boat at 7:15, it was four hours before we got to the bears. There was another Boat along side us doing the Grizzly tour as well. We got to the Bears at 11:30 and got off our Boat and joined the other group on a flat bottomed Boat. We watched the bears for around 3 hours. They did some great things like attempt to catch Salmon, lift up rocks play in the grass and loads of other stuff. We had lunch and headed back home and saw some very large...

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