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Old 10-20-2005, 09:15 AM   #6
Harry Swan
One more time
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Joined: Jul 2001
Location: High in the Hollywood Hills
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First, the ferry trip is great. The scenery is magnificent and it's a wonderfully unique experience.

A tip or two ... If you're traveling early in the season, May/June, then I suggest you ride up and ferry back. The northbound ferry's are pretty packed but the southbound trip I took in late June of this year had about a quarter of the Columbia's capacity. That meant no waiting for anything and only 3 tents on the Solarium deck instead of the crush that Antware shows. Besides taking the ferry at the end of the trip provides a welcome break from riding. Also, we stopped in Sitka on the southbound ferry. We didn't a few years ago on a ferry out of Bellingham. You'd have to check the schedule on that because Sitka is worth the stop....
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