Chapter 8A: Sydney, Nova Scotia

We were worried that our drive to Sydney would be affected by the hurricane down south. Thankfully, we only went through a bit of downpour while driving to the ferry at Port-aux-Basques. It was smooth sailing from there…except for those of us who got a tad sea sick on the ferry. The weather in Sydney…

That’s a wrap: Preparations, food & shelter

After visiting British Columbia and Alberta for the first time this past winter, I knew I had to go back to see Western Canada in the summer. But, I didn’t want to use a car (like everyone else) – I wanted to ride my trusty bicycle. It sounds a bit crazy, but I think that…

Part 2: Thompson Okanagan (Day 19 – Day 35)

Although I was sad to leave The Rockies, I was thrilled that we would be pedaling towards warmer weather (maybe a bit too warm). Our goal was to get to Kelowna, but in order to do so we would have to head down Highway 5 South towards Kamloops first.  Now that we were out of…

Part 1: Canadian Rockies (Day 1 – Day 18)

We started our adventure in Calgary, where we were fortunate to have a place to stay and assemble our bikes together. There was still a lot to do: pick up more food, put together the front rack, organize all the bags….calm our nerves? I would be lying if I didn’t say we were nervous, after…