Monthly Archives: June 2016

Vancouver Experiences

I left early to catch a ferry that I had to wait nearly two hours for, but soon enough after reading a book, I was on the ferry and beginning the unraveling that will lead me back to a cabin … Continue reading

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To the Coast

When I left Kelowna, my aim was to drive straight through to Sechelt to my friend’s cabin. I was too tired to keep up the pace however, for I haven’t slept well at night for the pain. I pulled over … Continue reading

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A Long Run on No Brakes

The brakes continue to be a challenge. I am still in pain, and that makes the nine hundred kilometres to Kelowna seem longer than it is, but I was awake at five in the morning and knew it would be … Continue reading

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Edmonton

The drive over to Edmonton was short, but a bit painful because of my sciatica. Before I arrived in town I stopped at the tourist information at the border in Lloydminster, and ate lunch and washed up. The Australian woman … Continue reading

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Saskatoon by Any Means

I’m told that Saskatoon was merely a seven hour drive from Winnipeg, and so, steering my old car through the traffic and around the potholes of late morning Portage Avenue, I drove away from the sun. Before long I was … Continue reading

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The Long Drive from Toronto to Winnipeg

I had driven across Canada some fifty times and at one time people began to plan around my visits, they were such a sure thing. Even the Toronto to Winnipeg trek I had traversed countless times. Even driving a car … Continue reading

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To Ottawa and Toronto

Once I was leaving Montreal I realized the car worked well on the highways. Canada is mostly highway, I told myself, as long as I can manage its idle in the cities, it should be fine. I reverted to the … Continue reading

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Forcing an Old Car West

I spent the spring preparing the car for my western trek. As I related in an earlier post I even had my mechanic friend work on my brakes, which proved to be a mistake. Let that be a lesson to … Continue reading

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