Published: May 4th 2010May 4th 2010
Casey waiting to see what happens next
This is her regular cage which she sleeps in at home at night
This is our second trip of 2010 and is a local adventure which we normally wouldn't put on the blog. However this one was unique as it was the first time we were able to take the the dog on a motorcycle trip. This was actually a ferry trip interrupted by some motorcycling. We had 6 ferry rides to get all the way around the circuit. Including camp fees, ferry tickets and gas, the whole 4 days cost about $300.
Absolute highlights of this route included Lund, the highway before Sechelt (very winding and high up along the coastline) and the 3 Sunshine Coast ferries from south of Powell River to Horseshoe Bay and Gibson's Landing.
This is also an alternative route for people coming from the east who want a different and more scenic way to get from Vancouver to Vancouver Island. If things worked out, you could probably make it in one day leaving from Horseshoe Bay in North Vancouver and ending up in Comox on Vancouver Island.
The dog (a 12 year old female beagle) is an experienced traveler and has gone by plane , train and automobile in her cage. Leaving her home is
Harley Davidson Electra Glide with Rollahome Camper now festooned with dog cage
a poor option since we have to find a dog sitter-she doesnt do kennels very well. We did a test run here on Salt Spring using extra special treats to get her in the cage which we had secured carefully to the rails on our Rolla-home motorcycle trailer.We did a 30 minute test run which she survived with no ill affects. We then proceeded and things went fine (at times when we stopped, we would find her asleep in the cage)
Next time we go up to Lund we may try and kayak Desolation Sound. There is also a 180 km hiking trail from Sechelt to north of Lund -Hmmm
There are more photos below