the darth peach rides on .....and then some......

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  1. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    More shots from the Victoria harbour....

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    I won the stare down, therefore I got to take the picture..

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    This shot almost cost me a one way ticket home...
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    The Money.

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    These...

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    Look and feel quite similar to these....
    There were one or two times at first I just held out my hand with money in it and said 'here, just take whatever it is'

    first the KM conversion.....
    then the money.....

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    Anyway,
    Decided to sit and have some hot beverages at a local café..

    Latte for me...

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    Some tea for Squonker....
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    and a parting shot of the bikes......

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    What was very cool and random about this day,
    was that I was just mucking around alone by the water and actually setting the phone booth shot up when I saw squonker ride by.
    Naturally he pulled up and asked WTF was I doing :lol3

    Something pretty neat about being far away from home and bumping in to a familiar stranger.

    Thanks for playing along, Ben, and being my partner in crime for the afternoon.

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    And this was the last shot of the day and unknowingly my last night on the island....

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  2. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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  3. RoaringDS

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    :rofl Too funny!

    FINALLY caught up! And a a ride up north to top it off! I hope to do the same some summer.

    In a world of Paris Hiltons & Lindsay Lohans, it's great to see a beautiful woman enjoying life with class and a sense of humor!

    It's been quite a ride...Thanks for the great pictures, peeks into your life and adventures! Stay safe and party on, Darth! :clap
  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Say, why don't you tell us more about that? :D What's that you say, something about there being video evidence??!!:lol3










    Pleasure was all mine, dude! Any time...looking forward to seeing you back here again one day. You're good company and I had a blast getting to know you and your camera. Oh, your bike's ok too, I suppose....:D
  5. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Time to head home.
    Time to deal with everything.

    I stole one last uncomplicated moment for myself.

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    Bike now packed and ready to roll,
    I say goodbye to my dear friends and wonderful hosts.
    This couple has known me my entire life.
    I had some of the best moments of the trip
    just sitting at home with them and chatting away.

    It's time.


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    Now, to the formal 'hurry up and wait' game.
    I get to the Victoria ferry an hour early and was told I may not get on,
    but to wait here.

    Fun.

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    All of a sudden,
    I hear my name being called and I'm thinking 'Who TF knows me here?'
    It was the customs officer who checked my passport.
    He's waving me to come to the front.
    So I walk all the way, squeaking, through the sea of cars and bikes and he says 'no, go get your bike and bring it up here'

    NICE!!!!!!!
    :evil

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    Now on to the ferry to Port Angeles, WA......

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    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance,
    Baffle them with bullschidt...
    my version of it anyway.....

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    From here....


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    To here......

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    That is the goal.


    The other goal,
    is not to hurl.

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  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Isn't hurling a Canadaiaian sport?

    Or is that curling?

    I always get those mixed up.
  7. AZ_ADV_RIDER

    AZ_ADV_RIDER Demons In My Helmet

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    Nothing worst than hurling while you're curling on a boat.

    Great RR and pics as usual Peach! :thumb
  8. bahill

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    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  9. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Fortunately, I only turned green and felt like crap until I got off the boat.
  10. shadowjack

    shadowjack Been here awhile

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    I have been enjoying the Ride Report - you folks up there certainly have a heap of rather nice countryside to tour in. Anyway, having old family connections to the Bonspiel/Curling centre of NZ:

    Curling = Scottishish
    Hurling = Irishish = the national colours of which do include green...
  11. Kris.

    Kris. Been here awhile

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    Thx

    Location is Coll dell' Assietta in Italy :evil

    Yep, the photographer is on te left (no gloves, big mistake :(: ), next time better:D




    This is a nice topic with many beautiful pictures.
    Go on like this, i like it....

    grtz,
  12. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Hello US....

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    There was lots of quiet time for me now...

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    And then thirst strikes........

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    Finally, We land.
    I am of almost zero words at this point other than 'let me off'.
  13. xv1600

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    made for 2 wheels, not for sailing :D
    Didnt you allready know?:wink:
    I did .......:rofl
  14. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Yes.
    I made the vibrant mistake of going down to check on the bike when it started to get a little rough.
    While I was down there I decided to re-pack one of my bags to fit a mug I bought on board.
    Then of course my net broke and had to unload the bike to get under the seat for a back up.
    Meanwhile, inhaling diesel fumes in a dark space with not much air and lots of movement.

    There's that switch, you know?
    When you go instantly from good to bad.

    The switch was hit.
    And the only remedy for this badness was land.
    And there was none for a while.
  15. rjmorel

    rjmorel Dual Sporticus

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    Le Peach', If your coming back home on Hwy 12 through Walla Walla , Wa give us a shout. Several ADVers would love to meet you and have a get together. Don't know your plans for the return trip or your time frame but thought I'd give you an invite. Love your RR and photyo's , rob
  16. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Hey!
    Thanks, but I've been home for a while.. :lol3
    Just taking forever to finish the trip report!

    Next time I promise to be more social!!
  17. xv1600

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    Yeah, I know that "switch" ...been there, done that,, ,,under some different circumstances,,,,

    Ferries,,, over here ( europe) one just about every time gather the bikes on a special lane before entering the ferry..No matter how many cars there are, the bikes just about every time get on board, and get on board before the cars. The bikes doesnt "compete" with the cars on the same parking places..
    :)
  18. Fireman1000

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    Just read it from the start of the ride north. Seems like a once in a life time trip so far. Great read.

    On another note, this is my 7 year old, and she loves taking short rides around our rural county here in Georgia. We like to visit all the dairy farms and watch the horses and cows.

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  19. the darth peach

    the darth peach eats crackers in bed

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    Awwwwwww!!
    You found my weak spot!!



































    Horses!!!!







    Just kidding :D
    Looks like I've got a new prodigy to mentor :evil
    Nice work!
  20. BusyWeb

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    Is she HER ???
    :lol3
    Was she HER ???
    :eek1
    Or, she is HER !!!
    ha ha ha
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