Liberty Bell

We reach the cool shade of the gully and scramble to the top where the world drops steeply away on both sides. The wind whistles through this gap in the mountains, a window to another world. Everybody is quiet and still for a moment, lost in our own thoughts, admiring the view, composing ourselves for…

Our route so far…

For those of you wondering where we’ve been for the last 2 and a half years: Also, postcard maps of our route can be found in the our route section of our website. We’ve also added a couple of new pages including our favourite photos (more coming soon) and videos.

Gam

gam2 /gam/ noun noun gam plural noun gams 1. a school of whales, porpoises, dolphins or cycle tourers. 2. a social meeting or informal conversation (originally one among whalers at sea). 3. a confluence of cycle tourers on the road, resulting in a friendly chat, the swapping of route advice and stories, and general camaraderie.

Vancouver

We arrived in north Vancouver early evening and took the opportunity to cycle over lion’s gate bridge and onto the famous sea wall around Stanley Park just in time to catch a beautiful sunset at third beach. The next day we cycled round the entire sea wall, from Lion’s Gate Bridge to downtown, around False…

BC Ferries

After cycling the Cassiar Highway, we decided to head back to the coast to catch the ferry from Prince Rupert on the mainland to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, courtesy of George and Carol. We arrived in Prince Rupert in the early evening, and cooked up dinner at the marina at Cow Bay, the touristy…

Cycling The Cassiar Highway

After following the Alaska Highway for over 1000km, we were looking forward to heading south along the Cassiar Highway, a quieter 700km road from Watson Lake to Kitwanga. This route had been recommended to us by cycle tourers, motorbikers and RV drivers alike, so we thought we’d give it a go. Despite the relatively long…