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North America 49  picture Alex and Kirk    Alone once again     Lying in the tent, feeling slightly annoyed about staying in a camp site ( as its quite noisy with a few vehicle movements around the camp and lots from the nearby road.) Should we have chanced the Bears...
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North America 48 picture mysterious old road    A hostel to write home about     After the hotel letting me post that Grizzly story, I take back my nasty slurs about the integrity of the organisation, after all the mails must get through!  And the tourists deserve everything that they...
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North America 47 picture Sky Walk to post    The thoughts of Chairman Golding      Well things didn't turn out too badly Pierre made friends with the bear, luckily he had enough porridge and I left them to it. So tonight I'm settling down at the Honeymoon Lake camp site...
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North America 46 picture from dome    Sometimes life can be a long wait.     At breakfast the Abbot gave us another wide ranging chat which covered Existentialist Philosophers and writers , charlatans and saints. It almost measured up to a similar Breakfast chat at Chithurst when Ajahn Sumedo was...
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North America 45 picture monastery Kuti    Simply sumptuous     While I was waiting for the pick up I got chatting to a high school girl who's parents were doctors. She explained the the local Uni had quite a low qualification entry, and she would like to go to Vancouver...
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North America 44 Kamloops Valley and the Thompson River   Real or True, you decide.   I'm back at that motel and I know Kamloops the hard way as this town is built on hills. My mistake was I didn't check out where the monastery actually was because its quite a...
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North America 43  picture the simple station    No room at the inn   Motels mean TV  and popular culture and this time it's the Big Band era on Public Broadcasting, now I can put faces to those delicious times listening to AFN ( American Forces Network )  under the bed...
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North America 42  picture station   It's only a bus ride     A nice farewell to my hosts, John copied a detailed map via Prospect Park, but I chickened out as cycling through the city heavy loaded seems unnecessary, so it's the Seabus again, without Denny, but a couple of...
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North America 41 picture of Denny    With real cyclists again.     Traveling around BC makes me wonder where all the money comes from? Everyone seems to be living in a kind of holiday environment, with these lovely waterfront homes on so many islands scattered all over. Perhaps all those...
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North America 40 picture book writer to post   Change of plan.   Going out of Victoria is the Galloping Goose Trail that is the beginning of the recently completed 15,000k Trans Canadian  trail, so I better get going as its Noon and life is short ( I started out at...
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North America 39 photo of the city from the cycle path. Another family plus hens.   Through the help of my host's son I now can properly post on Facebook, but for some reason my web site still rejects a complete story. Never mind eh.   My host Alan has just...
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North America 38    Picture of totem pole   No ! Not another book to read.   As the ship pulls out I'm feel a bit choked up, I'm really glad that I've got a Servas host to stay with in Victoria, I only hope that 'the nice days' will continue,...
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North America 37 to post add picture of the shore?   Thoughts on Leaving the USA    In the British Diplomatic Service there was a tradition of giving a confidential report about the country that you were stationed in. I think it was called a valedictory.   Once when I was...
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North America 36 view of mt. Baker   All uphill and it's Hot .   Jon stayed till about eleven o'clock last night, and we chatted bikes ,football, competitive experiences you name it. It's off to Port Angeles and a spectacular mountain climb that Jon recommended. The trail into Port Angeles has the...
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North America 35 picture cannabis shop    Everything's going to Pot     As you can see from the picture I'm in the future, high wise. This store is quite large by potty standards as my photos in the upcoming book will reveal. Sitting down at a particular nice bus stop...
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North America 34 picture Friday    Bike Friday meets another on Sunday   Just down the road are a group of families from Vancouver BC and I had a lovely evening with them, so I wasn't so lonely after all. And NPR Seattle played swing from the 40/50s to send me...
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North America 33 picture cherry lake   Life on the Road on and off the rails   Waiting for the train to Mt. Vernon about a five hour ride from this lovely old station which is staffed by volunteers. Dave has left I feel so sorry for him, he's very lonely...
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An enlightenment experience

  I met Kodo on the waterfront in Victoria BC  The Night of Kensho By Kodo Izan The date...I don’t remember…but it happened in a summer night, in Calgary.  That day, I got up early and I decided to build a patio set with leftovers of cedar wood boards from a fence that I built around our home.  I spent the whole day on the...
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Down but not out ( Dave )   Up early for the cycle ride to Astoria, my fellow dorm member was a bit of a noisy sleeper so I got into Doris in the early hours( Lesser of two evils ) There is a bus at 7am but I mustn't overdo...
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We met yesterday in the Saltspring market but unable to access your latest on the page Tony Bruce www.anthonybruce.com
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North America 31   It's all about the bus stupid, and its people   I'm having trouble posting the latest Blogs so if your interested see tony zycling Golding on Facebook as it seems to work ok      Just as I arrived at Yachats the mist/rain came in, should I...
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Sounds amazing tony.I just found Yachats on google maps, and it looks incredible, right next next to what looks like a massive for... Read More
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