The ferry south to Port Hardy (Vancouver Island) was swift and smooth. We felt more like we were on a cruise ship than a ferry.
The ferry departed Prince Rupert at 7:30 a.m., and arrived in Port Hardy at 11:30 p.m.
This gave us plenty of time for:
We were treated to a delicious buffet, unlimited food and drink was something of a blessing at this point.
The ferry took us through the inner passage, which cuts through misty coastal fjords. Over the railing of the ferry, we saw abandoned fishing villages and remnants of the tribes of Haida Gwaii, which were all eerie reminders of just how far from the familiar we had come.
We talked about the previous leg of our trip and started planning the next.
We had about three hundred miles left from the North end of Vancouver Island to the south end, where a much needed two-day break was waiting for us.
The mountains and islands rolled past. The sea was calm in the passage, and we made it to Port Hardy, refreshed.