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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ferry Photos part 2

Sorry for the delay in posting again its been a busy week. Izzak and I have enrolled in a homeschool gymnastics class and when they found out that I was a gymnist (and pretty good) they enlisted me as another teacher for the class so I am going through their book to figure things out for teaching. I should be able to lose some weight this way 2 days a week for 2 hours each! I'm actually pretty excited about it and Izzak can use the workout as well.

Anyway on to day 2 of the trip. Oh and some asked how long the ferry ride is. It's 37 hours you get on the first day at 6 pm and have a full day on the second and get off the ferry at 7 am on the 3rd day.

On the second day we woke up to some rougher waters as the biggest portion of the trip that runs in open ocean goes through Queen Victoria Sound which is about 4 hours long and very rocky even in nice weather. Not so sure how I feel about going through when the weathers bad! It was interesting trying to walk around the boat since it rocked so much. We went up to eat and Kenzie and Kelly's problem with motion sickness got the best of them so they took some dramamin and went back to the cabin and slept half the day away. The boys and I were okay so we walked around and enjoyed the views outside. It was also very windy outside and the boys thought it was fun to stand in the wind see photo below.....

Here is a view from the front of the boat when we were almost out of the sound.....


Here is a video from the front of the boat. Notice how noisy it is from the wind. Sorry about the shakiness of it also I was trying hard to stand still but you can kind of get an idea of how much the boat was rocking and it was a pretty big boat so it had to be pretty rough.




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Here is a picture of what it looks like as we were comming out of the sound. After that we are in the what is called the Narrows basically we are in between islands the whole time partly through Canadian water until we get into Alaskan waters. It was interesting to watch as sometimes we were headed in the direction of islands until they make sharp turns to go through the Narrows between them. It's gorgeous area and I took over 150 pictures but can't share them all!



While you are on the ferry during the summer hours they have a person from the forestry department who does talks and shows during the day to teach you about the area and animals in the area. Kenzie, Kelly and Madison where sleeping during this part of the day and the boys and I decided to go to the talk for kids about Eagles. One of the things they did was use one of the kids and dress them up in different things to signify parts of an eagle. Izzak got chosen to do it and we had a lot of fun. He wore a pair of boxers to portray the down feathers a clear poncho for the waterproof feathers. Well just check out the pictures and you get the idea. It was pretty funny and I took a lot of pictures of this as well!


Obviously she was enjoying it as well. Izzak was being a pretty good assistant for her and was making a lot of jokes which helped her laugh at him quite a bit as well.

Here is a close up of what was on his head. Notice he insisted on wearing his baseball cap the whole time.... funny kid.
Here is another picture from part of the Narrows on the Cananadian side for you Canadians out there. It is called Pilot House. Yes this is one home and a family actually lives there. There is nothing around here so you wonder how they get anything for themselves.

Also during this day Izzak spotted a whale and was really excited he pointed it out to other crew on the ferry and they announced it over the loud speaker that he had noticed it and where it was. Of course I wasn't very quick with my camera so you can't really see it. I need a camera with more zoom on it for the next trip!

And last I will leave you with a few more pics from our second day....






20 people had something to say:

mcewen said...

Blissful.
Best wishes

HeiressChild said...

great pictures terri. i would have been sleeping most of the time too because of sea sickness, but it sounds like it was a great traveling adventure.

Janice said...

Wow, what cool landscape shots! I would love to go and visit there sometime even if I just got to ride the ferry!

I love the picture of the Pilot House. Although I can't imagine living there if there were no supermarkets nearby. :-)

Kila said...

Looks like an amazing and beautiful trip.

Karmyn R said...

wow - I love the beauty of it all. Looks like a gorgeous ferry ride.

frannie said...

I didn't know you were a gymnast!

congrats on your new job


and I love the photos... although I would have been one of the sick ones.

dawn said...

Wow, great photos, and what a great learning experience for the kids (except the sleeping part). That is a cool house. I long for solitude sometimes, when I get myself so committed to doing things, but I don't think I would like to live in that kind of solitude. Our son is going on a 5 day home school sailing field trip between Vancouver Island and the mainland, in April. He is pretty excited, and I am excited for him. He will learn to sail, do hikes, and do the chores on the boat that needs to be done. A very educational trip.

Great photos, and I am looking forward to the next set.

Heather K said...

Hey Terri...these are a couple of great posts! I love your pics. Some of them are familiar shots to me. We take the ferry over to Vancouver Island a couple of times a year usually. I'm quite sure we've seen that "pilot house" that you showed. Those little Islands(most of the ones that are inhabited anyway) do have the service of smaller ferries..some of them are daily but some of them are once or twice a week. The Narrows that you went through is very close to my parents and a couple of my brothers' homes. My one brother used to sit in his bedroom and be able to watch the cruise ships head up the Narrows on their way to Alaska too. We love it there it's so pretty! I love the ferry ride too...and we usually go outside for most of the 1 1/2 hour trip..the kids and I like to lean into the wind at the front of the boat....it's really cool how the wind actually holds you up!
The gymnastics sounds like you're going to have fun and get into better shape at the same time~how cool for you!! It's good to hear that you've found something that you enjoy doing already...it must feel good to be able to help them out with this too! take care!
=)Heather

la bellina mammina said...

Hey-congrats on your job! WOW, I didn't know you were a gymnast - and a good one at that!;-) Hope you'll enjoy the stint.
Wonderful photos, but like Frannie, I probably will be the sick one too:-)

Steffi said...

Wonderful pictures again,Terri! especially I like the pics where you can see the little houses.Very beautiful nature and I wish I can live there too!Here in a big city is it terrible to live...only for tourists is it okay!

Amy W said...

Absolutely beautiful...

Melanie said...

What beautiful photos!!

The ones of Izzak are too funny.

susan said...

I really love reading about this. We are in Seattle and my husband has the idea that we should take the ferry to visit his sister who lives on one of the teeny islands off of Kodiak. Would you do this again? (without having to move or anything)

Tiff said...

WOW how pretty! Sounds like you guys had a fun trip!

ChrisB said...

These are a great set of pictures. I could cope with the video but I think I would have been seasick if I was on a ferry in rough weather. I used to feel terrible when we took the ferry across to Dublin.

Michelle said...

Those pictures are AMAZING!!!

Pamela said...

a fine experience for you and the kids.
I think I enjoyed it nearly as much as you (because I got to see the fun part and not all those hours of being sea sick. Yup, that would be me puking over the edge)

mindillusion said...

Absolutely stunning - both your story of the journey and the amazing photo's.

Wonderful to see Izzak taking an active part in the Eagle talks.

An exciting and fun seeking travel experience for all of you.

Casdok said...

What fabulous pictures!

mindillusion said...

Terri, just noticed I am showing as being in Scotland in particular Glasgow...

I am using my satelite phone to link up to my internet back home - wonder if that is how it shows....