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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ferry Photos part 1

Okay we've been here for a few weeks not and I've had my internet for awhile as well I figure it is time that I tell you about our trip up here to little old Ketchikan Alaska. Like I have said there are only 2 ways to get here, fly or on a boat of some kind. Kelly's company paid for us to get here on the ferry so that was how we did it. It is still quite the journey to get here that way though as the only port for the ferry in the lower 48 is in Bellingham Washington which is about 8 hours drive from Portland when you consider you have to drive through Seattle traffic which took us 2 hours to get through! Anyway we drove from Portland to a little place in Washington frist where my friend Cori and her kids live so we could visit with them before we left. We spent the night there and left early the next day to get on the ferry.Here is Kelly waving from the sun roof as he is driving in front of me. The company also paid for a large trailer to come and pick up all of our stuff (which we are still unloading by the way, you can see a picture in the post just below this one). We put certain things in the car and my Durango that we didn't want to worry about getting broken in the trailer while it was on a barge to get here. You know important things like my computer! Of course the cats and hamsters rode up with us in the cars as well although they had to stay in them while we were on the ferry.

Our first sighting that we were almost at the ferry. It was actually quite exciting to me and the kids that were in the car with me.

Here is a picture of all the cars waiting to get on the ferry. We had to arrive 3 hours early to get on the ferry though. Some of it was so they could bring around the bomb and drug sniffing dogs to check all the vehicles before we get on. Then the loooooong wait till we could get on.


Here is Joshua sitting on top of the Durango while he is waiting "patiently" for us to actually move.

Here we are finally getting to board the ferry. We had to drive our own vehicles on which was kind of scary for me since it was pretty tight spaces in between the cars beside me and I get a little claustrophobic!

When we finally got on the ferry and started moving it was kind of interesting because we were excorted by the Coast Gaurd until we were out of US waters and into Canadian waters. They were on both sides of the boat.

After that we went up to the deck and just watched the water and the beautiful scenery surounding us. Honestly it was beautiful and I had a hard time taking myself away from the decks to watch everything we saw. Here are some view of the kids and the view

Kids all standing watching the the water....

I actually really love this one of Izzak....

Just the water....

First evening sunset
The kids and the sunset...


I wanted to post more pictures but blogger won't let me post anymore on this post so I will leave you here these are all pics from the first day and evening on the ferry.

13 people had something to say:

Beccy said...

It's great to see the pictures of your journey Terri.

elena jane said...

those are spectacular photos!! and what a long day too.

la bellina mammina said...

Fantastic photos Terri! I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm JEALOUS! :-)

frannie said...

what a long, long trip!

Steffi said...

Great pictures ,Terri!I like all pics!

Jocelyn said...

Great photos. I am loving the adventure that you and your family are getting in the form of "life."

Debbie said...

Wonderful photos. The sunset one is awesome.

Melanie said...

Sounds like quite a trip! Great pictures.

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Karmyn R said...

Looks like fun to me. I always loved ferry rides (of course, I never took one that was longer than an hour)..

HeiressChild said...

sounded like a pretty good trip. love the pics, especially the sunset.

Susie PSU said...

How long was the actual ferry ride?

ChrisB said...

I'm late and catching up on my reading. You have some lovely pictures of your journey. I bet that sunset was even more beautiful in real life!

dawn said...

Those are great photos. It looks like quite a long journey, but at least you had lots of sights to occupy you.