Barkley Sound Cruise March 2019-MV Frances Barkley

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Barkley Sound Cruise March 2019-MV Frances Barkley

Post by Bill Barilko » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:04 am

Had a bit of time off so decided on an off season cruise of Barkely Sound & environs-it helped that the freighter I was taking had a 50% off special and weather has been glorious-it's something of a logistical challenge from Vancouver even though it's not far away.

I've posted similar photos of the same trip in the past but that was a fishing trip this was just sightseeing.

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The backup ship

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Beautiful Port Alberni

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The Frances Barkley

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It really is a freighter

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The salon-little changed over the decades

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Local B&B built in 1944

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Barkley Sound Ho!

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There's a Bear and her cub in this pic somewhere

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Sad little galley

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Sad little grilled cheese

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Bamfield BC!

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This is much of what is transported

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Marine Science Centre

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Local inhabitants all come running when the ship docks

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Yes that's the taxi

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Casa de Nancy-I stayed here last time

And here Dear Reader my phone battery dies-one last shot back in port

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Re: Barkley Sound Cruise March 2019-MV Frances Barkley

Post by Lost Soul » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:01 am

I didn't know they cruised to Bamfield. I drove there from Port Alberni one winter over the logging roads. We got lost about five times but eventually made it to Bamfield, and then back out on another logging road to Port Renfrew. It was nice except for the utter destruction of the center of the island.
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Re: Barkley Sound Cruise March 2019-MV Frances Barkley

Post by NorthAmerican » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:36 pm

Nice photos but I laughed when I saw your comments on two of them.

"Sad little galley" was actually one of the few that didn't make the onboard experience look like you were in a geriatric ward. All those white-haired passengers!

"Sad little grilled cheese" would have been happier if it were served properly, i.e., without ketchup drizzled over it.

Regardless, I'm glad that you enjoyed the cruise.
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:42 pm

Looks like an interesting trip. How long did it take?
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Re: Barkley Sound Cruise March 2019-MV Frances Barkley

Post by Bill Barilko » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:23 am

08:00 to 17:00.

The thing is you have to be on Vancouver Island the morning of your departure and that means overnighting in PA or some heavy driving first thing in the AM to make the boat.
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Re: Barkley Sound Cruise March 2019-MV Frances Barkley

Post by Klara » Sun May 12, 2019 5:06 am

It looks like Bill and I have different definitions of glorious weather, but I agree with NA about the ketchup. Lovely scenery, but I would have waited a few months.

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