Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 10: Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia. Haines, Alaska.
The last stop for this route of the Alaska Marine Highway was in Haines Alaska. After driving the RV off the MV Columbia, I checked into a B&B for the night, and then did a walkabout through the town where I came across “The Hammer Museum”.
Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 08: Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia.
Somewhere in British Columbia, Canada traveling from Bellingham, Washington to Haines, Alaska. The day started out foggy. During the night there was a bit of rain and wind. I felt sorry for the folks living rough on deck, but they seemed to be warm and cheerful once they moved under the covered Solarium. We saw a few Orcas during the day. Later in the afternoon, the sun came out and folks living rough moved their chairs back out on the open deck.
Gone to See North America Road Trip. Day 07: Bellingham, Washington – Alaska Marine Highway on the MV Columbia.
Everyone boarded and we are on our way on the Alaska Marine Highway from Bellingham to Haines. My RV “White Ram” is in the hold, and I have a cabin on one of the upper decks. We had a Coast Guard escort as we left port. I was surprised to see how many folks would be camping out on deck for the trip to Alaska.
I picked up my new Road Trek RS Adventurous RV today at Campers Barn in Kingston, New York. The RV is built on a Dodge Sprinter body with a Mercedes diesel engine by the Road Trek folks in Canada. In nine days I start my “Gone to See America 2009” road trip. This trip will take me to by road to Bellingham Washington, to Alaska on the Alaska Marine Highway, on road again to Anchorage and Denali Alaska to take part in the Nikonians ANPAT 9, and then back via the Alaska-Canada highway.