We had Wednesday afternoon whale watching, my photos don't do it justice, we must have seen at least 50 whales making their way past the boat feeding to stock up for the journey South to calf.
The bad thing was we were up at 02.30 AM for a supposed 3.15 disembark in Haines Alaska, we got off about 3.45 and spent an hour taking group photos, saying goodbyes and waiting for some light!
Fi and I set off when it was still Dusk, we knew the dangers from the wildlife at this time of the morning so rode cautiously keeping an eye out for the Bears, Moose, Deer and Caribou that are around here. It was also cold and wet the first since a long time, not good. After 50 miles the Canadian border, all the motorcyclists re grouped and we brewed up Tea for ourselves and Dave at the side of the road in pissing rain whilst Kevin and brother Neville kept us entertained by putting their new gear into use to brew coffee. Eventually the border opened, the girl was a bit grumpy and didn't like my reply to her question "so what brings you to Canada" I replied, em well a motorbike , she then replied, oh a smart arse, do you want this to be difficult? I apologised and we were waved through. A breakfast stop at Haines Junction and we met up with Kevin, Neville and Dave again, realising there were more opportunities for giving each other abuse we agreed to stop at the comically named Beaver Creek for the evening. The rain eventually stopped (after I was soaked through) and unbelievably the sun came out later.We had a great night at Buckshot Betty's and then spent the rest of the night making up ideas for reality TV shows. A great few days in superb company and thanks to all for making the last few days memorable.
|Sunset at Prince Rupert|
|A nice Harbour|
|Waiting for the ferry|
|This Ferry to be precise|
|Hanging around in queues|
|Sunset in the inner sound|
|Coming back from shore leave with Michael Angelo (Yamaha FZ1)|
|Waking up to this, not at all bad|
|Narrow and shallow waters in parts|
|Sister ship heading south|
|Stop at Juneau|
|Holiday snap, Note the new haircut, 2nd in 8 months and as bad as the first1|
|Dive dive dive|
|Bye Bye, stunning creatures|
|You get the idea hopefully|
|Ploughing through the water|
|Thar she blows!|
|This is me being too slow to catch the one that jumped right out the water but I got the splash!|
|Another morning (4am)|
|Setting off in the danger zone|
|Our new friends outside Buckshot Betty's, L - R Kevin, Fiona, Dave and Neville|