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La Penita Market

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La Penita Market 8am-Noon every Thursday
We were told by more than one person that we had to go check out the market in La Penita.  By 8am the vendors will be fully set up, but it won’t be too busy.
As Roy Orbison sang, “Anything you need, you got it!”
The market has anything you could need or want.…

The last leg of Pan America Overland — Halifax, Canada

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this blog entry was delayed and only finalized in Cape Town after our arrival back home at the end of our long trip. Nevertheless, we hope those of you who have followed our progress and sent messages and encouragement will enjoy this albeit late
arrival.

Marcus, Taylor, Wendy & Madison, Mississauga

This is to be the last…

Vancouver Island Part 2

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If the weather did not turn, we could have stayed at our blissful campsite at Lake Cowichan for days, however, a storm front made us decide it was time to move on. We had read about the Cowichan Valley which is considered the “gourmet trail” through Vancouver Island and part of the slow food movement. Sam and I both love…

Vancouver Island- Part 1

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Years ago I saw a picture of Vancouver Island, in the picture there was a wild coastal beach with tide pools that had deep purple starfish. I am not sure why, but it it stuck with me. I wanted to visit this place one day and walk on rugged, driftwood covered beaches where purple starfish lived.

Wild, driftwood covered beaches…..just…

The challenge of big cities, British Columbia

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Before this trip, Sam and I were city people. We have lived in LA, San Francisco (Sam also in Austin and Dallas), and while we spent a lot of time during the weekends hiking and outdoors, when we traveled we would spend days exploring cities, trying new food and soaking up the city energy.
One thing we have learned so…

Getting There and Away

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The week leading up to departure day was all a blur.  Rich’s last day of work was on a Thursday, Ash’s last day of work was on a Friday, and we moved our entire condo contents from Vancouver to Ash’s parents’ place in Kelowna on Saturday (big shout out to Ash’s parents’ and brother for all of their help!!).
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Leaving Canada

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The freezing cold, uncomfortable ferry ride back to mainland Canada was very depressing. We were wrong to assume that the night ride would provide us with any rest. We got off the ferry exhausted and thought it was best to pitch our tent under a few trees to the side of the road. After a few good hours of sleep,…

How “The Chief” kicked my ass

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So I got my ass handed to me by “The Chief” and it was not pretty….but I am jumping ahead.
We arrived from the Alaskan ferry to Prince Rupert, Canada at 2 AM (who ever does the ferry schedules is just evil fyi). We had planned to book another ferry on the Canadian ferry system to Vancouver Island the following…

All Roads Lead to the Moon Episode 14

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Now those of you who follow the videos might wonder where Episode 13 went, it could be superstition or slight confusion but we skipped from 12 to 14 so don’t worry you haven’t missed it.
As always I appreciate comments, enjoy Episode 14 Canada & Alaska!…

Newfoundland

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Over five hours on the ferry and I didn’t get sea sick! Either the small patch behind my ear worked or the ocean was calm enough not to make me feel queasy. We finally arrived in Newfoundland and it didn’t take long to notice people spoke very differently on the island known as The Rock. We also quickly learned to…

Niagara Falls Ontario

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We set off yesterday in the pouring rain and the temperature had dropped like a stone also, it caught us out a bit and we had to stop after 100 miles for a heat up and to dig the heated jackets out of the luggage (just when we thought we’d not need them again) We rolled into Niagara, kind of…

Back into Canada

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As has been the case since we left Anchorage this part of the trip has been about getting in the miles to get us back on track. Last night (Tuesday) we stopped in the town of Gaylord which is of course a funny name to all Scots, so funny it was worth a stop, we visited Gaylord Harley Davidson (of…

Six Months On The Road

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This week we will be on the road for six months. Six months of travel through the US, Canada and Alaska. How did we do?
Kilometers
We have driven almost 27.000 kilometers. Way, WAY more than we planned. We thought our total trip from the US to Argentina in 16 months would be about 40.000. I guess we can safely…

Calgary and back into Montana USA

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FcanadaWe left Banff in the heat and headed into Calgary to spend an excellent weekend with the Doyle’s who we originally met on the ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines. Kevin put us up for the weekend and along with his wife Yolange brother Neville and Sue we had a great time. We had only met briefly but it feels…

The Maritimes

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It became obvious when we had entered New Brunswick because most of the street signs were also written in English. Campbellton, New Brunswick is situated on the south bank of the Restigouche River opposite Pointe-a-la-Croix, Quebec. We found a perfect spot to camp, located on the top of a hill, overlooking both coasts. Eastern Canada has no shortage of great…

Telkwa to Banff, Alberta

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After leaving a very wet camp at Telkwa we were tired and wet so we decided to get a decent hotel in Prince George which turned out very well. Much needed sleep and heat and a dry out was the order of the day. We met Rhidian formerly from the Isle of Arran but now a US citizen living in…

Anchorage to Telkwa

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The part finally arrived on Thursday but we didn’t get the bike back until late afternoon so it was another night in Anchorage. Our new friend John left a note through our door that if we wanted a buddy of his wanted to take us up for a ride in his private plane, even this tempting offer wasn’t enough to…

Driving the Alcan

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When traveling, there are moments when I think “we are really adventurous” or “I can’t believe we just did that” (such as the time we got lost on a solo hike in the Hmong Villages in Vietnam near the border with China and had to hitchhike on the back of motorcycles being driven by old men in pith helmets down treacherous,…

Into Canada, Banff and Jasper

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Glacier National Park is called a Peace Park because it is the only national park that that spans two countries, the US and Canada. We spent all of our time on the US side. The Canada side of the park is drier, and while it is still beautiful, it just does not have that Swiss Alps feel that I loved…

Québec

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The sky was threatening to rain when we left Cobalt, but we only got spit on. We rode all day until we were ready to find a place to camp. Pembroke, Ontario had a good flat field next to a school and we decided to spend the night there. I tried to set up the tent quickly because I was…

The long haul across north America — Mississauga, Canada

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We imagine that many who have been reading our earlier blog entries must have recently wondered if we had sunk without trace after getting back to Fairbanks in Alaska from Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean coast. After all Prudhoe Bay was the real end point of our overland trip so it was tempting to say “that’s it, there’s not…

The Cabot Trail…

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The weather had improved, and after checking to see how long before the next cold front would come tearing down over Cape Breton, I saw that I had a very short window of opportunity available to me.

We took the short cut to the start of the Cabot Trail via the Englishtown Ferry
Although the Atlantic side of the island…

BIG Birthday, No Bash !!

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Since the day we started out on our epic ride, the Big Fella and I have marked our journey by the numbers…

The exact place where the Big Fella reached a huge milestone of his own. This is on the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border.
We figured it would be easier to say things such as “103 countries”, or…

North Sydney and a Change of Heart…

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The few days I spent in North Sydney at the Heritage Home B&B were both pleasurable and frustrating.

Heritage Home, a stones throw from the shores of Sydney Harbour Sound..
Pleasurable, because I was made to feel at home by the owner Juana, who went out of her way to make my stay as comfortable and interesting as was possible.…

Whale watching, Alaska and back into Canada again

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We left on the Tuesday ferry from Prince Rupert (which turned out to be quite a nice place to chill for a couple of days) and very soon made friends with our fellow motorcyclists on board, a different group of individuals but all here to enjoy motorcycling and the views in one of the last unspoilt wilderness’s of the world.…

Bad weather and blind ferry captains…

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After a week spent on Prince Edward Island, I am back in Nova Scotia, with hopes of getting to Newfoundland. I arrived in Cape Breton last night, and today the weather has closed in, with heavy rain forecast over the next few days…
To make matters worse, one of the three ferries that service Newfoundland from North Sydney, is out…

Cape Breton…

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I left the farm we had been staying on and ride along the coast towards the Confederation Bridge.

South African Toll Roads take note !! In every other country in the world, tolls for motorcyclists are either half that of cars, or FREE !!
I rode through the villages of Rice Point, Canoe Cove and Argyle Shore, and then had…

Prince Edward Island…

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Prince Edward Island, or just P.E.I., as it is most often referred to, is Canada’s smallest province, both in area and population. It lies cradled between three other provinces; to the west by New Brunswick province, to the south by Nova Scotia; and to the east by Cape Breton Island, and is separated from all three, by the Northumberland Strait.

Ode to…

Bordercrossings Alaska-Canada, Canada-US with foreign car and a dog

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In the past few weeks we passed several bordercrossings. We went from Alaska to Canada and vice-versa between Tok and Haines Junction, Haines, Skagway and Hyder.
None of which caused any problem whatsoever. At our first bordercrossing on the Alaska Highway going from Tok to Haines Junction, we had a few bottles of wine more than we were allowed to…

Prince Rupert

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We have picked a holiday weekend to stay here which wasn’t that clever, its a small place and mostly shut for the weekend! We spent Friday night in the company of Ed & Peter, they are ships Captains working as pilots taking ships through the inner sound and Vancouver, they were waiting to join a cruise ship to steer it…