We said goodbye to our house last Saturday. I was excited but tearful as we drove up Vancouver Island to Port Hardy where we were planning on catching the ferry the next morning. I’m going to miss all our friends, the local community, The Thirsty Camel, the beaches, the walks, Morrell Nature Sanctuary…. more than I can list here.

Lily was a little uneasy about all over our stuff being loaded into the truck. She actually spent a length of time hiding out behind a dresser.

Leif stayed busy playing with the “psh” out back.

Port Hardy was breath taking. I sat for an hour outside the hotel watching boats come and go. Right behind me was a fish cleaning station where I watched fishermen take care of the fish they just caught. I met a number of locals and was left with a longing to come back and explore a bit more.

Sadly, the alarm went off at 4:50am the next morning. We had to get to the ferry terminal by 5:30 am. Boy were we all tired! I just had to include this picture of how my kids often end up when sleeping next to each other.

This is the new ferry and it blew us away with how nice it was.

Our state room was so worth the extra cost for this 15 hour sailing. It had two comfortable beds, desk, closet and a bathroom with a shower in it. Cam and I each had a turn sleeping when one of the kids needs needed to.

During our posh supper we stopped to look for bears thanks to a loan of binoculars from the waiter.

The views the whole way were amazing!! Even Leif appreciated them.

We drove off the ferry at 10:50pm and thankfully 3 km away we were in our driveway. We only had to set up our thermarests and sleeping bags and then we hit the sack. Boy, we were tired.

We only just got our internet set up so I hope to catch up with you all soon!

7 Responses to Arrived

  1. Oh, I’m so glad the weather cooperated for your ferry trip. I so loved that part but didn’t bother with a state room. If I was going on that pretty new boat I definitely would have. The old boat featured really tiny rooms with sketchy bunks that would have been difficult to use considering the state of my collar bone at that time.

    I’m glad you and the family made it up there safely and I look forward to “watching” how you settle in.

  2. lisa says:

    Wow, what an intense move! I have to go and look it up on a map now. So glad you are there safe and sound.

    Poor little lily hiding behind the dresser.

    Lisa :)

  3. greenteacher says:

    Glad you made it and the ferry trip was good! I hope settling in is smooth and you get all your boxes soon!

  4. Lucy Dolan says:

    Wow, it looks simply amazing.. I’ve spent ages checking out the maps, ferry routes and the photogalleries!!! You are so so lucky. Hope you have many happy times there.

  5. debbie says:

    you have to know how this looks to little ol’ land-locked Ohio lubbers…like paradise. i miss the northwest!!! i hope your settling in feels comforting and right…

  6. Annie says:

    I hope that means you’d consider a visit if you were ever in this part of the world, Lucy!

    Thanks everyone!

  7. Penelope says:

    Glad you’ve arrived! Looks like you had a wonderful trip! I’m looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in your new home :)

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