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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ship Travel

When I was a girl my family went on a trip to Prince Rupert. My father loved to travel and see the world and at that time that was all he could afford. So we went in our car and traveled to somewhere I don't remember to take the ship.

I can recall we stopped in a motel where we had to pay to have them unlock the cupboards on top of our night's rental. Mom said we would just have sandwiches that we didn't need to have the cupboards unlocked. She never did like being taken advantage of.

At the port, we left our car in a parking lot and got on the ship. At first I liked it, especially the fact that I had a cabin away from my parents. My sister got one all to herself, while me and my brother shared one.

It was so small and I loved it. I determined to have a tiny house when I grew up but of course I changed my mind later.

We had bought Gravol just as a precaution and it's a good thing we did. I was so sick, I spend all of my time laying down on my bunk. I was terrified as soon as we left the sight of land and got into open water.

I did go up to eat. We listened to a lot of old ladies, they must have been on a paid cruise together. They expressed surprise that there were Bald Eagles in Canada as Bald Eagles are American, they thought. We laughed at that, they must have been city people with no knowledge of the movements of animals and birds.

But I couldn't eat much. I was so glad when we got to Prince Rupert but to tell you the truth, I have no recollection until we got back to our car. We must have taken a ship back. I do know that the one we went there on was on it's way to Alaska. Maybe we took the train back, but I don't know.

So I guess, on the whole, I didn't enjoy the trip very much but I did enjoy the idea of the trip. I enjoyed going somewhere although after I grew up, I made all my travel on the bus. Montreal, Toronto and Kingston are just a few hours away from Ottawa and it was no trouble to get on a bus and watch the sights as I went by.

Later I went on an airplane which is common enough but I never thought I was suited to fly and so waited for a long time. I'll have to tell you about my trip to Enderby and some of my travels to Montreal. Bye now.

1 comment:

  1. I look forwars to hearing more tales of your travels.