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Back in British Columbia, Canada

Friday, August 3, 2007

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We sleep well on the ferry, but not long enough. It’s only a 6.5 hour ride from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert.
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So we’re up at 6am, drive off the ferry, and wait in line to get through customs.
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Customs goes well, except the agent spends a lot of time looking at Rosdale’s (our cat) vaccination papers and I start to get worried that something is wrong. Still not sure why he took so long examining the paper, but he handed it back and said we were free to go.

The day starts out somewhat overcast and the tops of the mountains are in the clouds. By lunchtime the clouds lift and we can see the top of the mountains. Very pretty scenery.
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We stop at Terrance, British Columbia for lunch. Plus we get some groceries, fill up with diesel, and exchange some travelers’ checks for Canadian currency. We’re in Canada, but the towns are still few and far between for the next few days.

We notice that everyone is wearing shorts except us. It feels like it might be close to 80 degrees here and we are not used to the heat. We haven’t worn shorts for weeks. The warmth feels good and we’ll change into shorts later today.

We’re tired, so around 3:30 we pull into the Ksan Campground near Old Hazleton, BC.
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The Ksan campsite is a very nice campground by the river. I was concerned that we would have problems finding a campsite on a (Canadian) holiday weekend, but lots of empty sites here. We relax in the afternoon (I take a nap). Then after dinner we walk around the Ksan historical village (First Nation village)
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and then through Old Hazleton. Old Hazleton has many restored old buildings and turns out to be more interesting than we expected.
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We walk back to the campground and watch a videotape from the History Channel and then have an early bedtime.

Posted by jengelman 15:26 Archived in Canada Tagged family_travel

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