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North America » Canada » British Columbia » Golden September 1st 2015

Nun sind wir schon einige Tage hier in Golden. Unsere Unterkunft ist sehr gemütlich. Es gibt jeden Morgen ein leckeres Frühstück mit Pancakes und Eiern oder Toast usw., es wird alles frisch für uns zubereitet. Wir sind mitten im Wald, man muss ca. drei Kilometer von der letzten Straße aus fahren, um hierher zu kommen. Es gibt in der Gegend wohl auch Bären, aber wir haben bisher noch nicht das Vergnügen gehabt einen zu sehen. An unserem ersten Tag hier, haben wir einen Ausflug zum Lake Emerald gemacht. Dieser liegt mitten in den Bergen, ist türkisblau und wunderschön. Man kann mit kleinen Booten über den See paddeln. Wir liefen erst eine Weile um den See, bis wir uns entschieden, nach oben zu wandern. Die Natur ist wunderschön, man kommt kaum einen Meter weiter, bis man schon ... read more
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North America » Canada » British Columbia August 30th 2015

Lots of traveling this past week, including one night stops in Watson Lake, Iskut, 2 nights in Stewart, and another one night in Smithers, British Columbia. All of these were done without cellphone service, and very, very limited wifi. With the way we live today, this was quite different for most of us. We spent two nights in Stewart with only electricity, and no tv .... a good thing we carry water and plenty of movies. We thought that was rather rough until we got to Smithers with their 15 amp service. Most of our rigs would like to have higher amps available, but we managed with the help of generators on the cool morning. Oh .... before I go any further, I need to correct a mistake in the last post. I was telling you ... read more
Toe of Salmon Glacier
Just Beautiful!
Salmon Glacier

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Prince George August 30th 2015

Our final two nights were scheduled to be in Prince George, British Columbia. We got in about mid-afternoon yesterday. Jim and I had decided we would stay just one night and then start our trip home. Due to some health issues back home, we feel that is where we would like to be. As for our trip, it was fabulous and we visited and did so many things that we had only dreamed of previously. We traveled the full Alaska Highway plus more ... even made a trip to the Arctic Circle. We saw lots of wilderness, as well as a few big cities that kind of shattered the "wild Alaska" image I had. We missed the Northern Lights, but only by a day or so if you believe the "you should have been here last ... read more
Did We Forget Anything?
New Mountain Views
Back in USA

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver August 29th 2015

Vancouver The flight to Vancouver was great, we had a spare seat so we could spread out. I watched “What to Expect when You’re Expecting” and my favourite film, Titanic. We caught the SkyTrain from the airport to Vancouver City Centre. We loved Vancouver as soon as we stepped off the train. It reminded us of Sydney just with more mountains. We easily found our AirBnB place and got the keys from Christine. The apartment was stunning, floor to ceiling windows overlooking Vancouver and Grouse Mountain. It was really modern and had a super comfy bed. We went to the supermarket in search of strawberry cream cheese but we were unable to locate any much to my dismay. Jetlag got the better of us and we were asleep by 21:00. We awoke at 3:30. No amount ... read more
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North America » Canada » British Columbia August 29th 2015

The trip's over and we could sleep in. However old habits die hard & we were up at sparrow f..t -well 8.30ish. Removing the gear off our bikes that wanted totake home (GPS etc) we then rode to Eddies shop - Motorcycle World where we were leaving the bikes in storage & cancelling our insurance & surrendering our plates. Back to English Bay Motel by train& bus, we cleaned all our gear in the process changing the colour of the bath & for that matter most of the bathroom! (we actually restored it to its original averageness when we finished. English Bay is like a cross between Mission Bay & the viaduct in Auckland with all the restaurants of both those areas & Ponsonby thrown into one main road- Denman Street. Out for lunch after our ... read more
Bryan & Marina
English Bay Sculpture
Ian & Sculpture

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Pender Island August 28th 2015

Now on Pender with Yvonne. Here are some pics from the last week. We were in Banff for 5 nights, then did a 2 day train trip from Banff toVancouver. Then 1 night in Vancouver where we visited a chinese garden, the across to Pender where we have been for few days.... read more
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Leaving Vancouver for Pender Island
on the boat

North America » Canada » British Columbia August 28th 2015

Endlich war es soweit und ich konnte Christoph am Flughafen in Vancouver abholen. Bei Hertz hatten wir bereits online einen Mietwagen reserviert, so war unser erster Weg zur Autovermietung, um unseren weißen Nissan abzuholen. Um Christoph langsam auf die neue Umgebung einzustimmen, sind wir noch einmal zu Granville Island gefahren. Dort haben wir uns leckere Wurst, Käse und Brot gekauft, um ein schönes Picknick am Hafen zu machen. Eigentlich hatten wir vor auch noch mal mit dem Wassertaxi zu fahren und den Sonnenuntergang anzusehen, aber da wir beide ziemlich müde waren, sind wir dann in unser Hotel gefahren. Dieses hatte einen tollen Pool, einen Whirlpool und sogar eine Sauna und die Zimmer waren um die Poolanlage herum gebaut. So waren wir froh, schon früh eingecheckt zu haben und nach einer kurzen Erholungspause noch ein paar Runden ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia August 28th 2015

Leaving Penticton we headed North on a freeway on the West side of the Kootenay Lake. Our goal was to hook onto the Kettle Valley Rail trail around 80kms north of Penticton. Not being able to find the trail there, firstly Jonathan abandoned us setting off to ride home to Cochrane (probably shocked at our navigating skills) & secondly we decided to go back to Summerland as my phone maps were showing the trail just off the Princeton - Summerland Road. Riding using my phone maps & an earphone, we found the trail about 20kms out of Summerland. Here the trail was just a narrow raised track, with only gentle corners. After 17kms of this we opted to get back onto the road to Princeton. We could at least say we had been on the Trail. ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia August 27th 2015

Nach einem sehr ruhigen sechs Stundenflug bin ich in Vancouver angekommen. Junghyun mein neuer Gastgeber über airbnb hat mich vom Flughafen abgeholt und mich zu sich nach Hause gebracht. Er hat ein sehr nettes Haus in einer ruhigen Gegend etwas außerhalb von Vancouver. Er vermietet insgesamt sechs Zimmer, so dass immer was los ist bei ihm. Er hat mich in die wichtigsten Dinge eingewiesen und mir dann noch eine Gutenachtschoki geschenkt. Außer mir waren noch Leute aus Sao Paulo da und einer aus Deutschland, mit den anderen bin ich leider nicht ins Gespräch gekommen. Harald aus Deutschland war so nett und hat mir 20 Dollar und ein Busticket geliehen, so dass ich am nächsten Tag direkt in die Stadt starten konnte. Ich hatte nämlich keinen Cent CA Dollar in der Tasche und wäre also nicht weit ... read more

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver August 27th 2015

North to Alaska, Done and Dusted. As the sun sets here in Vancouver the first Rosco's Rocky Road North to Alaska's Klondike Loop adventure has been a success with all riders and bikes returned safely to the starting point. Our ride from Dawson Creek down to Jasper was uneventful down the scenic highway 40, except for loosing Wayne in the chase truck when we diverted off to the Harley dealer in Grand Cache. For the rest of the day he thought he was in catch up mode and arrived at Pyramid Lake Resort about an hour before any of us. Finally we were riding in great mountain scenery and clear blue sky as we headed down to Kamloops for the night. As we got closer we encountered smoke from the fires in the USA that had ... read more
Kim and Rosco in another time zone
Rocky headed south with us
Pyramid Lake early morning.




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