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Cross Canada Road Trip (And Culture Exchange)
Timestamp Free: 2018.10.21 - 11:14:04
Ranges: North America Ranges / Canadian Shield Ranges
Participants: Robin Tivy, Betsy Waddington
This report started out as a daily road journal, but proved to be too much work to do while actually on the road. So I had to complete it once we got back home. This report describes what we found out on our 35 day road trip across Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax and back. We followed different highways going and coming back. The basic idea was to investigate certain places in depth, and imagine living there. This was made possible because of people. When I was growing up, I lived in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and we went by train to western Ontario and Manitoba each summery. So I had a connection to certain places, and I was able to track down people in each place. Mostly I hadn't seen them for 50 years. And they were mostly in the same wonderful places! So we'd find out what they were up to for the last 50 years and how the places had changed. In addition to the cultural exchanged, we did various mountaineering and exploratory trips on our bikes or on foot.
In each place, we tried to do the type of trips we would do if we lived there. These were mostly short bike trips, hikes or walks. We used our bikes almost every day. At the same time, we'd try and do something special with the people that is the type of thing THEY like to do. Maybe we'd get some ideas. What this boils down to is a "cultural exchange", where they get a bit of flavor for the west coast, and we get a bit of flavor from their town.
So who do I expect to read this report? First of all friends who wanted to know where we went, what we did, and what we thought about the place.
Second, I tried to put some useful travel information into the report, in case you're thinking of something similar.
Third, it has some useful hiking information. We did several full day hikes to climb mountains...
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