Monday September 04 2004 My time here on the west coast has been amazing and eye opening. I have been welcomed into my friends family as one of their own and will never forget or know how to repay them...
September 04, 2004 GMT - (23) Bellingham, Washington
Friday September 03 2004 We arrive at our destination and the ferry docks. Some of us travellers have become friends, we take some photos of each other and exchange email addresses, phone numbers etc. We say goodbye, get into our...
September 01, 2004 GMT - (22) The Inside Passage
Tuesday August 31 2004 The first night on the ferry went well. I met and talked with a lot of other travellers on the solarium deck. We exchange travel stories and make conversation. There was a brief stop in Juneau...
August 31, 2004 GMT - (21) From Motor Highway to the Marine Highway
Monday August 30 2004 Up early to pack and leave for Haines, Alaska where I plan to catch the ferry through the Inside Passage. We had frost last night, David showed me his water cup...it had a layer of ice...
August 30, 2004 GMT - (20) Up Close and Personal With Mt. McKinley
Saturday August 28 2004 I go to Talkeetna Air Taxi early when they open to find out if flights are going to Mt.McKinley. There is low lying cloud cover, one of the pilots takes a test flight to check and...
August 28, 2004 GMT - (19) Talkeetna, Alaska & Mt. McKinley
Thursday August 26 2004 Well, what a night! It must have been 2 or 3 am when a crack of thunder just about lifted me to the tree tops, it was right overhead and so loud. A lot of lightning...
August 25, 2004 GMT - (18) Alaska! The Last Frontier
Thursday August 19 2004 I leave Dawson City and drive the Top of the World Highway (Yukon Hwy #9) through the mountains. The smoke and haze are still quite thick today, I have heard so much about the beauty of...
August 19, 2004 GMT - (17) Inuvik, N.W.T.
Tuesday August 17 2004 Inuvik, which means "Living Place" in Inuvialuktun is the largest and the first planned town north of the Arctic Circle, the government and transporataion hub for the Western Arctic. Inuvik is also the main headquarters for...
August 16, 2004 GMT - (16) The Dempster Highway
Sunday August 15 2004 A nice day for a drive up the Dempster. 1,472 kilometers return on a very rough, gravel & rock, tire slicing sharp shale rock road. As I begin, it is difficult to adjust to the gravel,...
August 14, 2004 GMT - (15) The Yukon & The Alaskan Highway
Tuesday August 10 2004 Another sunny, beautiful, hot day. I love it! I pass through the most amazingly beautiful landscpes, it takes your breath away! Mountains, rivers, lakes everywhere, so much to photograph, awesome scenery. I pass through Buckinghorse River,...
August 09, 2004 GMT - (14) Northern BC bound
Sunday August 08 2004 I have had a good rest and look around Vancouver Island and the lower mainland, I am getting itchy feet to find out what lies ahead up north in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alaska and possibly...
July 30, 2004 GMT - (13) July in Beautiful British Columbia!
Awesome B.C. I spend the month of July in British Columbia. The weather is so pleasant, dry, sunny and warm, quite a difference from the east of Canada this summer. I explore all the local sites, hike in the mountains,...
June 29, 2004 GMT - (12) 2nd Leg, Headin' West
Saturday June 26 2004 Well, I wasn't home so long, 2 days. I have the bike serviced at GT Cycle in Shallow Lake, Greg also installs the heated grips I bought in Halifax, I'm sure they'll come in handy in...
June 23, 2004 GMT - (11) Lord Tundering Jesus Bye, it's Newfoundland!
Tuesday June 15 2004 Welcome to Newfoundland! It is a good feeling to arrive in Newfoundland, I have slept well on my dorm style bunk bed after a nice hot shower on board the ferry, first time I actually was...
June 14, 2004 GMT - (10) The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Isl.
Saturday June 12 2004 When people talk about Cape Breton Island they automatically talk/ask if you have been on The Cabot trail, there is a good reason for this. It is not to be missed and one of the highlights...
June 07, 2004 GMT - (9) Lovely Nova Scotia
Monday June 07 2004 I spend the day doing my laundry, checking emails, browsing the downtown and waterfront of Halifax, the rain is back so I don't venture so far away from the hostel. I walk to see the impressive...
June 06, 2004 GMT - (8) Sunny, Beautiful P.E.I.
Saturday June 05 2004 I spend the day driving in sunny weather on the western half of PEI. Summerside, up to Tignish, take in the little country backroads along the coast, through the farmlands, little seaside villages, the red soil,...
June 04, 2004 GMT - (7) New Brunswick - Gateway to Atlantic Canada
Thursday June 03 2004 I am up early, eat breakfast and on the road early as usual. It is a cold, all day rain today, about 7 degrees celcius. I am surprised at the extent of wilderness in New Brunswick,...
June 02, 2004 GMT - (6) La Gaspesie
Wednesday June 02 2004 Even though the weather has not been cooperating the best, I am so happy to put on all my warm clothes, leathers and rain suit and start on the road early each morning. I have been...
June 01, 2004 GMT - (5) The Gaspe Peninsula, Que.
Tueasday June 01 2004 I drive north along the coast to Forestville where I catch the fast Catamaran ferry for the 40 kms. trip across the St. Lawrence to the south shore and the Gaspe Peninsula, it takes about 55...
May 31, 2004 GMT - (4) The Mighty St. Lawrence Seaway
Monday May 31 2004 Tadoussac is a real gem of a village, very beautiful, lots of history, adventure sports, hiking, sea kayaking, exploring up the fjord, whale watching, friendly people, just a really cool place to hang out and relax....
May 30, 2004 GMT - (3) Tadoussac, Quebec
Sunday May 30 2004 I pack up camp and leave early towards Montreal on Hwy. # 40 along the North Shore of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Another cold, windy day with some sun & mostly cloud cover. No stops in...
May 29, 2004 GMT - (2) Beautiful Quebec
Saturday May 29 2004 From Algonquin Park I drive in cool, sunny weather towards Montreal where i camp just outside of a town called Hudson, a few kms west of Montreal. Has been enjoyable driving, listening to my cd's and...
May 28, 2004 GMT - (1) Headin' East
Friday May 28-2004 to ? The Plan (sort of) is to drive through the Maritime Provinces, including Newfoundland, back to Ontario through Maine, New Hampshire & New York State. A brief rest stop home, then west to British Columbia and...
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