Bye Bye Canada !

Bye Bye Canada !

Thought I’d just post a few final thoughts as I get ready to leave. I feel a real sense of sadness at leaving. I’ve totally fallen in love with this country in a  way that I just didn’t think I would.

Back in Vancouver

Back in Vancouver

Arrived back in Vancouver yesterday evening after a slightly lazy drive up from Seattle, the heatwave departing at the same time as me. Came back via Redmond, corporate HQ of Microsoft which was something I’d always wanted to see.

Seattle

Seattle

Currently spending a couple of days in Seattle, which is really nice – a really busy city in the midst of a sort of heatwave – has a lot of water surrounding it as well as mountains which gives it a really nice feel.

Vancouver Island and Back !

Vancouver Island and Back !

A few years ago I went to Australia and everyone I knew or met said to me the one thing you must do when you’re out there is go to Tasmania, its an absolutely stunning place. So I did and within a couple of hours of being there i knew it was a mistake, it […]

Vancouver Proper

Vancouver Proper

Spent the last couple of days mooching around Vancouver itself, which was the reason for my manic dive through Canada last few days, although I could have quite happily spent the time in bed !

Picnic Time

Picnic Time

Vancouver Again

Vancouver Again

Arrived in Vancouver this evening after another twelve hour drive. I was quite knackered this morning after yesterdays drive and wasn’t entirely sure it was such a good idea, but amazing what self-will and caffeine can achieve !

Happy Bears.jpg

Happy Bears.jpg

More Thoughts from the Road

More Thoughts from the Road

Thursday evening – now back in Vancouver, almost too tired to write anything, but know I need to  – its  quite a good discipline, this blog  – not that I’m really into self-discipline, rather like character building – passed me by in life ! Arrived in Prince George last night, after another mammoth drive, 12hrs […]

On Top of The World, Literally !

On Top of The World, Literally !

On Top of The World

On Top of The World

Final Frontier Literally !

Final Frontier Literally !

Final Frontier

Final Frontier

Thoughts from the Road

Thoughts from the Road

Am currently in Fort Nelson BC, having left Whitehorse yesterday morning and done a whopping thirteen hour drive to get here. Most of the drive was done in pretty foul rain which was quite a good thing in the main as it stopped me looking longingly at the scenery and wanting to stop.

Chicken or Bust

Chicken or Bust

Having arrived in Dawson, of which more later, the decision was two fold. To go down the Dempster highway and cross the Arctic circle (still not sure what that is, but feel  I really ought to know) or to cross the Yukon River, drive to Alaska and go to Chicken, which is pretty much the first […]

Midnight Sun Literally

Midnight Sun Literally

Dawson City

Dawson City

Spent most of yesterday doing and not doing  an Open University assignment that I should have finished before coming out here and didn’t, and ended up sitting in Whitehorse trying to remember how spreadsheets worked (not that I really care).

Whitehorse 2

Whitehorse 2

Whitehorse is a really nice place – not entirely what I was expecting, not sure what I was expecting ! An old mining town, also capital of the Yukon and really quite modern in many ways. Its main industry is tourism, unsurprisingly, which is pretty active from mid May – mid September, in the summer […]

Land of The Midnight Sun

Land of The Midnight Sun

Tuesday 26 June Arrived Whitehorse early evening about six thirty having done a ten hour drive from Burns Lake – drove up the rest of the Cassiar which was ok most of the way, a bit hairy in others. Maps of the Cassiar show three bits that haven’t yet been upgraded that they call gravel, […]

Location, Location, Location

Location, Location, Location

Hi – given that I’m now a couple of weeks (of 5) into this, thought I would do one post covering the trip so far, which of necessity, will be quite long, and then do pretty much daily posts where possible. Sunday 10 June 2007 Arrived Vancouver airport after a ten hour flight that turned […]