2033 PST Thursday, 25 December 2008
We took a nice, leisurely drive from Vancouver to the West Vancouver ferry terminal this afternoon. The scenery was terrific, and the skies cleared enough to give us a few glimpses of the mountains north of the city.
We took the 1500 ferry to Nanaimo, arriving just before 1700. We headed directly north, along the coast, to Campbell River. We got a room at the Best Western Austrian Chalet after scoping out the town to see if there was ANY place open for dinner (there wasn't). After we checked in to the hotel, we went back south about 3 km to the 7-11 to see if we could get something edible. The 7-11 had a Pizza Hut Express in it, but we decided to get something that we could make on the stove in our motel room, instead. We'll find a pizza place tomorrow, in Port Hardy.
The roads were in good shape today; there were a few icy spots, but in general everything was fine.
We'll be heading north, tomorrow, to Port Hardy.