Ricardo and I had a fantastic ride down through the beautiful mountains of British Columbia. Leaving Vanderhoof early Monday we rode south through mountain passes, over high peaks and through long tunnels to Spences Creek, BC. Spences Creek, an idyllic mountain village right on the banks of the mighty Frazer River. The Frazer, furious and overfilled with snow melt and rain, runs the length of British Columbia. Perhaps the wildest and most fascinating river that I have seen, certainly a beautiful ride.
Sometimes sunny and warm, sometimes cool, but a great ride.
Then Spences Creek--a great village with a large log pubs with good food. Soon we were able to rent a small rustic cabin right on the river. Two Brits had just arrived on their own adventure. Two experienced riders, in their early sixties. Two smart guys who had flown into Seattle and bought two nice Ninja 500s off of Craigslist. Two guys off across Canada and the United States headed for Boston. But first a stop in Calgary to attend and participate in the Calgary Stampede. Great company by the mighty Frazer.
Up Tuesday, after breakfast with out new friends, we were off over the mountains. Three hours to the United States border, Three hours through beautiful scenery. And the weather? Cold and steady rain. I was miserable!
Finally back in the United States, we made our way to Camano Island, Washington, to the home of two of my long time friends, Julie and Pat Maxwell.
The Maxwells graciously extended their hospitality to Ricardo and me. A welcoming meal of fresh salmon, baked tomatoes, pineapple salad and Washington cherries. A nice place to sleep the night and great conversation! Ricardo and I were in good company.
This morning Pat took us on a tour of the Seattle marketplace. Dungeness crab galore. Two pound lobster tails, and all the salmon one can imagine.
But our visit is near it's end. Tomorrow, Thursday morning, we will be off. Headed east through Washington and then southeasterly through Idaho towards Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, But first a stop in Salt Lake City. Ricardo must see the majesty of the Mormon Tabernacle and the other great sights in Salt Lake City.
And over eight thousand miles!