What a trip
"The Hill" as it is affectionately known by the locals, is a section of very steep good dirt road on the way in to Bella Coola with hairpin corners and no guard rails. We cut the engines and coasted down, had a ball. It can't be too bad as they drive huge RV's down it, even if the brakes do get a little warm. Caught the car ferry from Bella Coola to Port Hardy on the northern tip of Vancouver Island early on Monday (18/09/06) morning and got the fine weather we were hoping for. We saw Humpback Whales, Killler Whales, White Side Dolphins, Bear etc. on the banks. A pod of over 100 Dolphins were feeding on fish with scavenging birds flying overhead about 1km off to the side of the ship. When they heard the ships engines they raced off in our direction in V formation like it was an Olympic race. To top it off the sun was setting behind them as they raced towards us and the water was like glass, a sight I will never forget. One crew member that we spoke to, commented that in the 10 years she had been on the boat she had never seen such a spectacle. A fantastic day.
Hope this helps the next biker who uses this ferry service
Feb 2014, currently travelling the America's on a Tiger 800XC
Live every day like it's your last, one day you'll get it right!!!
Last edited by loxsmith; 5 Oct 2006 at 01:18.