Balancing on the edge of the world

It is possible to get lost on an island with only 120km of paved road. I just did… For about 6 weeks. Haida Gwaii lies right on the edge of the continental shelf and about 100km from the mainland. And even though it’s small there is a lot to see and has a fascinating history! So…

Magic and Madness. Or something in between.

Prince Rupert in August is a fair bit more pleasant than Prince Rupert in December. For a town that get’s 229 rainy days a year it was surprisingly sunny, and I got to catch up with Ben & Kerem! Whom I met as they were riding down Vancouver Island last December as I was heading north.…

Mum & Dad visit Canada

The weather has been utterly glorious for about two months now! so guess what I did… ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Ok, not completely true, but I have left my bicycle in Prince Rupert to have a vacation with mum and dad. It seems a little funny to have ridden through snow, wind and rain while now, in…

the Weird and the Wonderful

Not all too surprisingly Canada is lovely in summer too. Although the extremely brief transition period between winter and summer seems to confuse nature too. It’s a strange feeling to be sweating and hot and cycle past big lumps of ice. Or at 27 degrees celsius wanting to jump in the lake, but the lake…

Downhill to Alaska! (and uphill out)

It is all downhill into Alaska. Just before crossing the border I had met the fox. And even luckier, I met Mason.  Who just happened to be up there taking photo’s, not necessarily of me & foxes (although he has some absolutely stunning ones of this fox!) But mostly of crazy skidoo & ski antics.…

The Spell of the Yukon

That’s how this famous poem from Robert Service, an Englishman who moved out to the Klondike after the gold rush years, starts. Now I wanted gold too, but of a different kind. And far more easy to find here in Dawson City. Especially under Dori’s guidance. Dori had invited me to come and stay at her…

The Dempster Delights

The Dempster Highway, Canada’s only all-weather road to cross the Arctic circle, was officially opened in 1979. That same year, in the Netherlands, a girl was born and decided to go cycle that road in winter one day. Oh hold on…. That plan didn’t develop until about a month ago. Still, being the same age as a…