I agree, but sometimes it's better to have the ride report reach an end than to fade into some sort of ill defined life log as sometimes happens with long term travelers. Part of the power of this ride report was the goal and the way that Gary wove the people he met and their goals into his own (thinking of the well, facilitating the dreams of fellow travelers who joined him for part of the trip and the various surfers he supported along the way). Part of the power of this story was that he did all that without getting distracted from his own goals. And the ending makes it all more precious. That said, where to next Gary?