Steady as She Goes
Things go as planned. As we only have a rough plan, it is not too difficult to hit exactly what we expect. Our packing and unpacking, even though it is car camping is a test for the trail. How long does it take? Just going through the steps – rise, tea, food, dry tent, eat, pack, blah, blah, pack some more and on the road. We had a leisurely morning and it took 1.5 hours. That means it will probably take us 1.5 hrs unless for some reason we are in hurry.
I get to drive the first leg. If you have to drive the Coquihalla do it in the morning (pre 11 am) as there is no one on the road and the driving is wonderful. Debbie gets leg 2, the drive from Hope to the ferry. Arrive at 12:07pm and we are told we will be on the 1 pm ferry. How good is that?
The ferry trip is 1 ½ hours with wonderful scenery and bright blue skies. Time to relax.
We are camping about 1 km from the Sydney terminal in McDonald Campground for the night.
Tomorrow we have a busy day of visiting family and doing the final organizing for the West Coast Trail. The plan is unfolding.