One thing we have enjoyed is watching the big cruise ships traveling to Alaska from Vancouver or Seattle. Now, the thing is, we are watching these ships path to Alaska on the Internet at marinetraffic.com. We are a bit miffed because their journey pathway takes them behind Hanson Island that we can see the east side of and the ships go on the west side.
Well, this evening we saw that Disney Wonder was coming back from Alaska and going between Malcolm Island and us on Vancouver Island. So, off we ran up the hill to watch it come in. Here’s some photos.
The ship is far out (black dot) from us going about 7 knots. It took about an hour before it reached us in Telegraph Cove.
Finally, it came along side where we were standing. Dale had alerted the campground of a ship coming by us so we had a group of people out watching. It is so awesome to see people from Germany, Ireland, B.C and the USA all in a common event.
I got the notion to run down to our beach to catch a sight of the boat against the snowy mountains on the mainland of B.C.
Here it is going by our little beach cove.
If you look real close, the tip of the ship lines up with the tip of a snow capped mountain peaking above the clouds.
To end our evening, we invited Anna, from Munich, Germany, over for a cup of tea and to get warm. Anna is tenting with another person as they travel through Canada. She is fulfilling a dream of hers of visiting Canada.
Life is Great! God’s great love for us is Jesus Christ, His son!
After about a week and a half, we finally arrived at our destination – Telegraph Cove!
An old mill town now hosts condos, marina, boardwalk with a general store, 2 coffee shops, the Seahorse Cafe and the Pub Restaurant along with the bear tours and the whale tours. Lots of outdoor seating too. This is all on a boardwalk!
Our rig is park so that we have a view of the Johnstone Strait. Yesterday we saw a huge cruise ship passing by on its way to Vancouver, BC. Probably coming from Alaska.
We do like our spot. We can see the whole campground from here.
We can hike to the beach or down to the point where the mouth of the marina is.
Vistas are incredible. Off in the distance on islands are huge snow-capped mountains. Smaller islands dot the sound.
This place on earth is incredibly beautiful and we are so thankful to be here. There are hikes we can do. Kayaks we can take out on the water and maybe see whales and other sea animals!
We are digging the cooler weather! It gets in the high 60’s when the sun comes out. Last 2 days have had cloud cover all day.
Dale has made his camp host job taking care of the RV park. He’s great dealing with people. I knew this was probably coming, but I get the one bathroom and 4 shower stalls to clean. Small price to pay for our space and full hook-ups and being able to stay here for 3 months.
Life is exciting and very good. Thanking God for this beautiful place and the opportunity to be here.