Touring with Tara

Whoop whoop! Camping season is in full swing here in the Netherlands. Not that we’ve let little details like that stop us before. In fact, this is the 5th time that Tara has gone camping. But it’s been the first time the temperatures were actually above freezing at night! It didn’t seem to make a…

Babies, Blue Skies and Bikes

Yup, Spring is here! Right now the sun is shining, flowers are blooming,skies are blue and everybody is happy…It was not like that the whole time. Well, obviously the sun never stopped shining. But this spring has still thrown some unpredictable weather at us. We had our fair share of rain and a good few…

Gone Camping

I never thought going on a camping-trip would be a big deal. Yet here I am, working 3 days to get ready for just an overnighter. It’s just a little different now. Where I use to be an unorganised mess, now I’m an unorganised mess with a baby. Not blaming the baby! But it does…

Pedal, Paddle, Pram.

In Loreto I met up with Flavien and his friends from back home. Back home for him is Haida Gwaii, a little piece of paradise where one day I hope to return to as well. His friends came down for a Kayak-trip. And were so kind to let me join in! Ryan here spends his…

Prickles and Punctures

Let me introduce you to Flavien,He is from France but lives on Haida Gwaii. Where I spent a few months last year. He happened to be cycling down the Baja California at exactly the same time as I was. So we ended up riding together for two weeks. That was lovely, as apart from a…

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…

Oh, the places you go

I met Paul weeks ago. While having a coffee on the roadside he gave me his number and told me to let him know if I’m ever near Kamloops. ‘Pritchard’ to be precise. A tiny settlement near Kamloops with just a handful of houses. But enough to do to keep me entertained for the next week.…