Gotta catch that ferry!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by Jim C-G, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    If you have been following my Octobrrr Adventure, here's the next installment.
     
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  2. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    The ferry ride brought back memories of loading on the 14th of November when I bought the GSA. After a cold day on the road I was sent to the bike to prepare for loading but the loadmaster called for cars first. I spoke to the guy in the lot and told him I was freezing. He radioed up and they let me on next. -4c when I got off in the morning. Last bike on the Caribou ever.
    Thanks for the series.
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Agreed, great RR!
    Murph, you didn't happen to be the "Last bike on the Carson ever" too did ya? LOL
    http://archive.macleans.ca/article/1977/6/27/the-carson-sinking-ice-didnt-do-it-bungling-may-have
     
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  4. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I did an early May crossing on the Vision the first year she was in service. I might have been her first bike. It took a couple of crew members about 15 min. to find a box of the webbing tie downs. They were still bagged and oh so clean and pretty, Not like the well used ones hanging there now.
     
  5. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Only on the Carson once in 1972 but no motorcycle. I miss the berths for 18 dollars on the Smallwood and Caribou. A noisy way to sleep but it was an affordable night. I agree with Jim that luxury prices are what they are charging for tiny cabins. Unless I can share the costs with someone else I will continue to sleep on the chairs/ couches/ floor despite the signage.
     
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  6. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I wish Marine Atlantic had a system to match individuals with other individuals looking for a bunk. Mind you, that would be counter to them wanting to sell every room and then get to tell people they are full. I rarely get on the ferry with company and this crossing was one of the very, very few times that I got a cabin that wasn't paid for by my employer. I won't get a "deluxe" seat. I've been pretty good at getting a series of 40 min. naps in the regular chairs. I have thought of making up a sign... "Have cabin. Want to rent a bunk?" and walking around the terminal or the bar once on board. I never had any problem sleeping in the 40-60 bunk dorms, even though I sometimes wanted to kill a snorer, a farter or the occasional whiny child.
     
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Active Member

    The bunks were the way to go.
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    Wife preferred the bunks too. Cabins made her feel seasick. I can sleep anywhere as long as I'm warm.
     

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