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Life Behind Bars – Part 3: Friendly territory around the Salish Sea.

(continued from Part 2: Four corners of the Haida Gwaii by bicycle)

Ferries provide access all the way down British Columbia’s otherwise inaccessible coast.  From the Haida Gwaii, this was the peaceful expressway to access southern British Columbia without making a huge diversion inland.  Port Hardy, at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, was the port of arrival for the push to southern Vancouver Island and ultimately Vancouver, and it was also where my …

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  • Allison StorsethMarch 29, 2017 - 8:37 pm

    Enjoyed reading! Thanks for sharing David 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KareniaMarch 30, 2017 - 4:00 am

    It is such a treat to be able to get a full sense of your travels through pics and words, balanced out with the stories we share on our wanders 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mark ReimerMarch 30, 2017 - 11:57 am

    Looks great Dave!! I’m heading out to Vancouver Island in a week for a little tour on my bicycle, but sadly I only have under a week. Still, this photos are getting me even more excited.ReplyCancel

    • DavidMarch 30, 2017 - 4:06 pm

      Have a great adventure out west Mark – short and sweet is still sweet! 😀ReplyCancel

Life behind bars – Part 2: Four corners of the Haida Gwaii by bicycle.

(continued from Part 1: Solo in the Canadian Rockies)

The Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) is remote set of islands off the northwest coast of British Columbia.  As is a region that I’d been intending to visit for ages, the difficulty in getting there made it elusive despite many years of good intentions, but as they say: good things come to those who wait.  This whole bicycle tour arose around the idea of exploring the ancient forests …

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  • Daniel C. CrumpJuly 12, 2016 - 10:15 am

    Amazing!! This causes the smouldering ember of wanderlust inside me to glow a little brighter and burn a little hotter.ReplyCancel

  • Andrew DaltonDecember 11, 2016 - 8:11 pm

    really enjoyed reading this my friend!ReplyCancel

    • DavidDecember 12, 2016 - 9:05 am

      Thanks Andrew – for the comment and help building up my bike! The last one section of the trip is on the way to being published soon, I just need to find the time. ??ReplyCancel

  • JustineJune 6, 2018 - 12:06 am

    Hi there, gorgeous photos! we’re heading to Haida Gwaii on bikes this summer and hoping to get a few more details on your routes and road conditions. If you’re willing, you can email me jeclift at gmail dot comReplyCancel

Life behind bars – Part 1: Solo in the Canadian Rockies.

This dream began in January of 2015: that is, to travel western Canada by bicycle.  I didn’t know where it came from; I had always been into cycling, but never like this.  The ultimate destination was one that has been on my radar for a while: the remote island of the Haida Gwaii (previously known as the Queen Charlotte Islands).  Travelling this way however is so much more than a destination – it is a serious journey, and filling in the route there and back makes the…

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  • Wayne SmithJune 16, 2016 - 10:24 pm

    Loved the picture of Amigo.
    Nice writeup and great pics.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Marie MulhollandJune 17, 2016 - 11:20 am

    You are so inspiring! Following your journey re-defined “vacations” for me, and planted seeds of new life goals 🙂 Thank you for exisitng – thank you for being youReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesJune 17, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DavidJune 17, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing Lindsay! It makes me happy to hear that you found it inspiring – that’s one of the main reasons I picked up a camera in the first place; that is, to inspire people to get outside and embrace life. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joey SenftJune 17, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    Wow this is awesome David!ReplyCancel

  • CandiceJune 17, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Wonderful story-telling! I’m looking forward to part 2!ReplyCancel