Unhelpful bank people, unrelenting mountain passes, and unheard-of mechanical issues make life difficult, but there’s nothing like a free ferry bound for a hot tub to lift the spirits.
In this episode: Cute animals eating pork, useless tunnels, and advice on how not to take photographs.
There are 600 km of gravel between me and the Rockies. The only way to deal with this is to abandon Hope and get the Kettle going. Choo Choo!
The journey has taken me from suburban dinner parties to the rough trails of the British Columbia backcountry. Think “Into the Wild” with less death and more hot springs.
Vancouver Island has many attractions. I got to sample potholes (the good kind), rocks (the long gone kind), fish (the yummy kind), and canyons (the vertigo inducing kind). The Beatles provided the soundtrack.