Sayward Travel Blog› entry 40 of 47 › view all entries
August 29th, 2008 – by: manuel_s
The pace of life was predictably slow in Sayward, but it has some great views of the sea and hills nearby. We went for a boatride, and I never imagined you could lug a boat with a Suzuki compact: boat on the luggage rack on top and outboard motor in the trunk, easy! Nature is pretty impressive, tons of small lakes surroundeed by pines and more pines to the backdrop of mountains which even in the summer have snow covered peaks. RV's are all over the place in Vancouver island, from caravan attachments on trucks to bus size mobile homes. I guess this would be a nice place to live if you're fed up with hectic city life and need some really really quiet time in a nice setting and still have most of the western modcons.
I left for Port Hardy to take the next ferry to Prince Rupert near Alaska and passed by Telegraph Cove, a tiny (tiny as in 20 inhabitants) harbour village on boardwalks known for still having a bit of frontier flavour. Oh right, it started off as a telegraph line terminus, and apparently some soldiers were stationed here during WWII to guard it from a Japanese sneak attack. Must have been one of the quietest jobs of the war :)
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