We can now truly say we have checked the ferry box on our bucket list. Not sure we want to do that again. According to our neighbors from the campground, who also loaded their RV on the ferry, we had the worst situation for ferrying a large RV. They are from the Seattle area and use ferries all the time. Seems most of the ferries there have doors on each end making it a straight shot to drive on and drive off. Not so with the one we took from Skagway to Haines. I was sitting in the motorhome and Pam in our car waiting to be signaled to move onto the ferry. Most of the cars were loaded first and while I watch I am thinking, "glad we don't have to back on". Wrong! All of a sudden they signal a truck and trailer to back on. Oh no!
Waiting for the ferry
Our car going on the ferry
Our neighbor backing on
Me going down the ramp
Pam was already on the ferry and had one of our cameras taking a few photos of me boarding. Above you see me going down the ramp. The two ladies had me go very slow at the end of the ramp just in case the back of the motorhome contacted the ramp. They were prepared with boards to drive the rear wheels up on if that happened.
Short video going down the ramp
Not much room to spare
They had to adjust the ramp
Still my heart
Video of what I see as we turn the corner
All packed in
Leaving Skagway behind
My friends cheer our arrival
As you maneuver onto the ferry you quickly learn to watch and listen to the person directing you and forget any thoughts you have about being your own pilot. The ferry employees who load and unload the ferries are very good at their job and we are thankful for that. We have been taught to "never say never" so it is possible that we will use a ferry for the RV again in the future. Lets just say we are not motivated in that direction.