Posts From Canada


A Vancouver traffic jam (Vancouver, Canada)

Journal entry for Friday 6th Jul, 2012 (day 2, miles 220)

Today was, unsurprisingly, not a very adventurous day and there is not much to write about. This will also be the case off and on over the next few weeks as we visit friends and relatives across Canada - interesting and enjoyable for Nina and I but not something that others will find of particular interest.

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Lake Buntzen (Langley, BC, Canada)

Journal entry for Saturday 7th Jul, 2012 (day 3, miles 245)

We had much of the today to ourselves before a dinner date late in the afternoon. The Lonely Planet guide came to our rescue and we headed off early to Lake Buntzen, a reservoir created by the BC Hydro company.

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GPS (SatNav) Troubles!! (Hope, Canada)

Journal entry for Sunday 8th Jul, 2012 (day 4, miles 355)

Today was one of those perfect lessons in the importance of keeping your electronic devices (and their software) up to date.

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The Yellow Head!! (Sicamous, Canada)

Journal entry for Monday 9th Jul, 2012 (day 5, miles 573)

From Hope last night we followed the Yellow Head highway (Hwy 5) to Kamloops, and then onto Sicamous.

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Tourists in the Rockies (Golden, Canada)

Journal entry for Tuesday 10th Jul, 2012 (day 6, miles 731)

Another beautiful summers day started with a quick stop at the Last Spike Memorial (celebrating the completion of the Trans-Canada railway 1885) and showed the town of Revelstoke to perfection.

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The Zigzag Road (Field, Canada)

Journal entry for Wednesday 11th Jul, 2012 (day 7, miles 772)

How would you react to a sign that tells you to reverse up to (or down to) the next turn?

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Good bye to the Canadian Rockies (Bow Valley Provincial Park, Canada)

Journal entry for Thursday 12th Jul, 2012 (day 8, miles 881)

Today we said goodbye to the Canadian Rockies with, yet one more picture of Lake Louise (it never looses its appeal or its crowds), a walk down the streets of Banff and then that drive out of the mountains.

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Beers with Bernie (Calgary, Canada)

Journal entry for Friday 13th Jul, 2012 (day 9, miles 941)

From last nights camp we had only a short drive of some 80kms into Calgary and our friend Bernie's house. We spent a hot afternoon drinking some beer and late in the afternoon finished the day off with a BBQ. Along the way Bernie took the yellow beast for a spin around the block.

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Canola (Bow Valley Provincial Park, Canada)

Journal entry for Saturday 14th Jul, 2012 (day 10, miles 1155)

Today the prairies started for real. Oceans of green and yellow (canola crops), rolling country side and roads that go straight for miles at a time. The mix of green (wheat and other crops) and the yellow canola fields was the visual highlight of the day.

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On the road again (Richibucto, Canada)

Journal entry for Saturday 3rd Jun, 2017 (day 81, miles 74581)

We had planned on traveling along the Fundy coast after leaving Halifax. The Fundy is famous for its large tides with daily swings of 40 feet being common. But the weather was poor, cold, wet and gray. So we changed our minds and after leaving Nova Scotia we headed generally North along the coast of New Brunswick.

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Backroads and a Moose (Grand Falls, Canada)

Journal entry for Sunday 4th Jun, 2017 (day 82, miles 74756)

Our route today took us a little farther north (to Miramichi) and then west to Grand Falls along a series of minor and sometimes bumpy roads. It was nice to be back in "the wilderness" after Europe and we were rewarded with a brief glimpse of a young moose.

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