Motorcycling on a Harley Davidson with a beagle

Published: May 4th 2010
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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
The rigThe rigThe rig

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

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first ferry ridefirst ferry ride
first ferry ride

Dog slept through this one
cage on trailercage on trailer
cage on trailer

strapped on securely
first campsitefirst campsite
first campsite

Powell River (after 2 ferry rides)
Reward programReward program
Reward program

A very large bone

This is a jump off point to Desolation Sound and Savoury Island
Our second nightOur second night
Our second night

Cooking up a storm under the tarp-it was raining
Camp 2 Camp 2
Camp 2

Just got set up before the rain
Gibson's LandingGibson's Landing
Gibson's Landing

Who used to have a boat called the Persephone?
Molly's ReachMolly's Reach
Molly's Reach

The answer is the Beachcombers
Jan and CaseyJan and Casey
Jan and Casey

Shopping in Gibson's
Spoiled dogSpoiled dog
Spoiled dog

We now have to carry 3 chairs
the third last ferrythe third last ferry
the third last ferry

Langdale to Vancouver

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