The final leg and a few stats

We’ve been home now for almost three months and it’s high time this blog was completed with the final days of our time in North America, and a few stats. With 900km to cover from Lebanon NH to Washington DC, and only 3 days to do it in, we turned to four wheels again and…

Quebec City – then turning for home

Rob fed us with hot porridge doused in maple syrup, opped with fresh fruit, and Claudia furnished us with clear instructions…stay on the 138 north. Both contributions set us in good stead and we had a great ride along the St Laurence, flat roads and pretty countryside. Our first night was in a tired old…

East coast foray… NYC to Montreal

We packed our bikes and gear ready for the flight eastwards. I had the bright idea of taking our food bag as hand luggage, thereby saving $25 in baggage fees. Moments before checking our bags through I remembered there was a bottle of olive oil in the food bag which we transferred into cargo luggage.…

Riding the Rockies

The train through the Canadian Rockies passes maybe 200m from the campsite at Lake Lucerne, and about 10 trains went through overnight. In the still of the night it felt like those trains jumped right off the tracks and were coming for us. By 7.30 am we were on the road again, looking for bears…

Trials and treats

The unsealed, hard packed road to Summerland was a dream. Don warned us that there were three gigantic hills we’d need to walk up but we didn’t discover those. The perception of a hill from inside a car can be quite misleading. The hard pack eventually turned to sealed road again and as we flew…

Vancouver revisited

Another beautiful morning dawned and we were again grateful for the amazing weather we’ve had so far. Our final ferry ride for the foreseeable future took us into Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. On the ferry we met Jeremy who was going from his home on a little island to his apartment in Vancouver. He soon…

With the sun on our backs and spirits high…

We cruised into Nanaimo on a warm and cloudless day stopping at a sushi bar for a quick bite. A large screen showed Germany had Brazil by the throat with a 3-0 lead. By the time we’d chosen a table that was 5-0 and Rich’s prediction that Germany would win the World Cup was one…