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Jul 23, 2019 - Squamish/Whistler, BC, Canada

July 23 Allan dragged me out of bed this morning, late as usual, so we could move sites. The move went smoothly. That’s because yesterday he had to remove the hitch and everything behind the motorhome because it was bottoming out and scraping as we pulled into the site. It was a doozy of a site! Keep in mind this morning was site #2 in this park and now we move to site #3 in the park! It’s a beautiful campground but not for big rigs. Before we took off for the Day Allan changed clothes to long pants because the high was only 73°. Stop...

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Summer 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - Squamish/Whistler, BC, Canada

July 22 It was a very interesting day. A Very very beautiful morning. We were obviously very tired from going to bed so late last night so we got a little bit slower start. We took the hour Drive into Whistler. It is kind of like mammoth but the city center and active area is much much larger. There are lots of hotels as well as condos and apartments etc. For those that are not aware this is an international ski resort area. The winter Olympics were here in 2010. First we drove around a little bit to see the Whistler Village area. It is...

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Summer 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - Squamish/Whistler, BC, Canada

July 21. Another beautiful morning but we are leaving this area. Kamloops was a really nice town. Not sure where we are going from here since we are having trouble getting a reservation in Whistler or Squamish. We will have to wing it today. We will drive in the direction of those towns because we want to see the area. Both are very popular and well-known ski resort areas. Our first stop was Costco for fuel at 1.25/liter. The other station was $1.32 liter. The price goes up the further west we go towards Vancouver. This will hold us till...

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Summer 2019

Sep 24, 2018 - Vancouver to Squamish

I travelled a whole 65 km today but there’s so much to see along this Sea to Sky highway that I might even go a shorter distance tomorrow. In a lot of places the road was divided with a concrete barrier down the middle so when travelling north, you can’t get to the viewpoints, which is a bit frustrating. My major stop was at the Britannia copper mine where I went on an underground guided tour. The mine was in operation from 1904 to 1974 & at one time was the largest producer of copper in the British Empire. During its lifetime more than 50...

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Canada 2018

Aug 10, 2017 - Owls and traffic jams

Day 14, Keith We started the day early in the morning, as we wanted to make the 8:00 ferry across to Vancouver. Kevin had already been up and made us a wonderful coffee as I think he knew that Leah would be cranky without it. We quickly packed up the bikes, said our goodbyes to Kevin and Karen and headed (once again we forgot to get a picture of them). We made the ferry terminal with about 15 minutes to spare before the sailing, of course motorcycles cannot reserve but they are almost always put on first. The attendant at the terminal told...

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2017 BC Bike Trip

Jul 31, 2015 - Twisty turny

Day 8 – Leah We packed our bikes this morning and said our goodbyes to my parents. The plan was to be on the road by 9am thinking that we would be able to secure a campsite in Pemberton if we arrived in the early afternoon. We did get on the road almost on schedule. We headed south on highway 97 to 100 Mile House and then turned east on highway 24 to Lone Butte where we took the turn to Green Lake. That little road was mighty fine! There are spots where we were riding right along the lake edge and there is a wonderful view of hills behind...

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2015 BC Bike Trip

Oct 9, 2014 - Day 61 - Squamish & Sea to Sky

Great luck! We discovered this morning that the entrance to Shannon Falls Provincial Park is right across the road from our campground. That meant that we didn't have to move "Winnie" in order to see some local sights and get some exercise. Although there isn't too much water going over the falls at this time of the year, it is the 3rd highest falls in BC, and still pretty impressive. There also is a trail in the park connecting it to Squamish Chief P.P. and to the base of the Sea to Sky Gondola, described in the brochure as "a 10 min. ride...

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Oct 8, 2014 - Day 60 - Harrison Hot Springs to Squamish

We treated ourselves to brunch at a local café before we left Harrison Hot Springs. The most interesting stop of the day was at Weaver Creek Spawning Channel. The Chum and Sockeye Salmon, which spawn in the late fall, are just starting to arrive. We got what we think are some good photos and can only imagine what it would be like in another week or so when they are at their peak. Sockeye salmon really are bright red at spawning time. We stopped at Horseshoe Bay to get information about the ferry to Nanaimo and also tentatively booked (they...

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Aug 19, 2011 - Squamish, BC Temp 71

Today was breathtaking riding both in scenery and in driving difficulty. Getting across the border wasn't too bad except trying to squeeze a big motorhome through the narrow gate. Any bugs on the outside of the mirrors would have been knocked off ! We took a route that would take us “around” Vancouver rather than “through” it, but there was no way to avoid the Vancouver area traffic; just lots of traffic for over an hour of mostly bumper to bumper driving. Thank goodness it wasn’t rush hour. At one point, our lane in bumper to bumper...

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Jul 13, 2011 - Day 43 - Squamish, BC, Canada

Last night just before dark the rain started and there was this full rainbow from one edge of the horizon to the other. It has been a long time since I have seen such a bright full rainbow. This morning we were up early, because Jay's watch stopped at 9:15 and we thought that was the time until I turned on the TV and found out it was just before 6am. Already up, we showered and got our passports and headed for Vancouver as the weatherman said the rain would hold off until tonight. So we stopped for breakfast just before the border in Blaine...

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Dec 14, 2008 - A side trip to Squamish - Thirst relief, The Chief, and a wiley bloody thief

SQUAMISH, BC - 14th, DECEMBER After checking into the Squamish Inn on the Water, a place where Georgie had stayed on her previous trip to Squamish when I was working up North, we decided that it would be a good idea to walk, instead of drive, the couple of kilometres to the Howe Sound Brewery for dinner that night. Even though it was blowing a gale and the temperature, with the windchill was down to around -20degC, we somehow thought it was still a good idea and off we troddled into the dark. To top it off, the street lights for most of way...

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Sep 13, 2007 - About Me

Welcome to my trip journal. I've been making my living from the internet for over ten years. About four years ago I switched to a portable income, working from a laptop (notebook) computer. Here's a little about me: Name: Cole Wiebe Fixed Address, When Not Traveling: Squamish, B.C., Canada Time Zone: GMT -8 Laptop: Apple MacBook and Acer Ferrari Operating Systems: OS X Tiger, Windows Vista Premium, Windows XP Home (on MacBook, using Parallels), Ubuntu Linux (on MacBook, using Parallels) Software: Microsoft Office, Macromedia Studio 8 suite,...

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