Sunday, July 15, 2012
Cruising the Marine Highway
The Alaska Marine Highway is a ferry system that transports people and vehicles across water to get to the many cities along the inside passage, that are otherwise accessible only by air. When we realized we could make it to the ferry for the weekend boat, we decided to leave and we rode hard to Haines, AK (U.S. to Canada, back to U.S. in a single day). It turns out that riding hard was a little unnecessary. Google maps and my GPS way overshot the time necessary to get there. And we were about 5 hours early. But better that, than a single minute too late.
And while taking a bus or plane to get somewhere might detract from our motorcycle riding adventure, my dad was right about the ferry. That it only adds to our adventure. We still have our bikes underneath us (by a couple decks). We're still moving forward. To places we've never been. To things to we've never seen. And let's be real, with a bar, cafe and movie theater onboard, traveling couldn't get much better.