Road to nowhere – July 9
The ferry for Juneau did not leave until 7:30pm so we had most of the day to poke around Petersburg. Larry pulled put a secret map and pointed out some “not to be missed spots”. We headed into town hoping to pop by the library so that I could get some work done. Being a Sunday the library was closed. We drove over to Viking travel and parked in the drive and low and behold, wifi. Doug went to get himself a muffin while I slaved away. I finished just at lunch time and found a Chinese restaurant right across from the ferry terminal. It was cold and rainy so a bowl of Wonton soup did the trick.
We headed out to find one of Larry’s secret spots. Directions weren’t great and we ended up doing a big circle around the airport. We found what we thought was the correct road and headed out. We drove for quite some time and realized we were in Deliverance type territory and were thinking about turning around when we found the post number we were looking for. It should take us clear across to the other side of Mitkolf Island. We were pretty delighted and started to drive across. We got in about 1000 feet when we came to a locked barrier. Curses. This was going to be a problem as it was too narrow to turn around. I told Doug that he had no choice but to back all the way out. It reminded me of my solo trip from Florida to Texas when I got stuck in the flooding in Louisiana and had to back up 400 feet to safety. Of course, my back-up was much more dangerous and I had no one guiding me. I knew Doug could do it. We called Larry a few choice names got back to the road and headed into town. We were going to return the map but we had to get to the ferry. We shall burn the map the next time we have a fire.
We boarded the ferry at 6:30 and realized that we did not have a cabin booked as we were not arriving until 3am. Why David at Viking thought we wanted to stay up all night, I have no idea but now we were as there were no cabins available. It was an extremely long uncomfortable night. Arrived in Juneau at 3:45am and headed to our campsite.This entry was posted in Uncategorized