Around the World in 800 Days

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  1. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    Right now I am in Bellingham WA and heading to North Cascade Nat'l Park to do some hiking.
    And then tomorrow Canada!!!
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  2. m&p products

    m&p products Adventurer

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    we were so happy to hear from you love the pictures be safe! mom & pop
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  3. Skrow

    Skrow Been here awhile

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    In!! Looks like the start of a fantastic trip!!:clap
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  4. flyingdutchman177

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    It took me 17 days to get from So Cal to BC. Might be a record for the slowest ride up here. But I logged in about 3000 miles doing it and stopped and got off the bike and hiked, kayaked and wine tasted my way up here.
    But starting tomorrow, I am going to start racking up the miles. Winter is coming and I need to get out of Alaska before it ices up on me.
    Today I went wine tasting in the BC wine country. Their wines have really improved. But the skies opened up on me and I am soaked. The temp went from 95 degress to 65 in about an hour. I even got some hail. I ducked inside a Tim Horton's and drug in sooooo much water they had to put the "warning wet floor" signs out.
    Ok, here comes some more pictures........is anyone reading this stuff any way?
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    I saw my first bear of the trip while hiking on the trails. The bear was looking for a hand out I think. I tried to move in for a closer shot but the bear just moved away.

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    Me on top of one of the passes at the top of the hiking trail

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    View from the top looking down on an alpine lake and waterfalls

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    View from Washington Pass. Check out the thunderstorms raging behind me, I was so memorized be the lightning show that I waited to long and it dumped on me. I did get in to my Rev'it one piece rain suit and stayed completely dry

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    They gave me a full background check AND still let me in

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    It's free to camp within the national forest and you can find spots like this all to yourself

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    makinwaves Long timer

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    Welcome to BC! You're going to love it here!
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  9. flyingdutchman177

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    Some good Pinots at Meyer Family

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    Personal service at Black Hills Estates

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  10. qhfan2

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    Wishing I were with you!!! Miss you Sweetie!
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  11. flyingdutchman177

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    Just kidding........but I wonder if it would be possible??????

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    Here are the storm clouds rolling in from Oganogan Valley. I got soaked. But my Rev'it Defender suit did a great job keeping most of the water off me but in the end, I did get a little wet. I didn't bother to zip in the Gore tex. I wanted to see how it would do without it. But it POURED!!!!!

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  13. flyingdutchman177

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    QHFAN2 is the hottest thing here!
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  14. lvharley

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    Glad to see that you are smelling the roses on your trip....enjoying your blog!!
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  15. Racer20

    Racer20 East West Racing

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    Looks like a great time Ed..
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  16. waylongway

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    I'm in! Bring it on! :ricky
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  17. Steamy Moose

    Steamy Moose Been here awhile

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    Have only just found this thread, looks like a fantastic ride! Best if luck, look forward to following your progress along the way!
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  18. m&p products

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    we look for your pictures every day. keep sending. m&p
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    I hate to camp in camp grounds......and why should I when I can find places like this for free. I was up there watching the sun go down, sipping on some wine and dancing to the music on my i pod player. It was a special moment

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    Here's the view from my tent

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    Good thing my camera has a timer

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    Here I am with the wine maker at Black Hills Estate Winery

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    Next to Central Otago in New Zealand, this is the prettiest wine country I have seen yet

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    My first bath in 3 days....swimming in Lake Oganagon

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