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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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North America 30    Coffee's off dear.   I woke with a thick head, I've been noticing this the last week, coffee hangover, so coffees off dear! Everything nice and dry, though it's still raining, the bus leaves at 1235 this one charges for the bike, I guess it's a Greyhound...
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North America 29      When it's raining have no regrets     We had a great bonfire last night I built it like a pyramid about 4feet high, they had never seen a fire that size before, it's all that practice at the monastery, we have fires after the forest...
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Did you notice U are missing, still I do nitty too   North America 28    Returning to God ( not My Gououd )   Ray has finished his tale, and I'm leaving him here and I've been offered Doris Lessing,  The Summer Before the Dark.( a women's second chance an...
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North America 27    Old 'n New Mews ( the title of this project )   This mapping the area is quite a lark, it's a wonderful kind of meditation, as rather than observing what's going on in your body and mind, your looking,hearing and smelling what's happening outside of yourself....
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North America 26   WWOOFers  dig  the outdoors   The WWOOFers  have their own well stocked kitchen and I'm having breakfast listening to NPR morning news, a mixture of very short reports, a snatch of classical music, and a plethora of voices, who briefly introduce themselves, it's all rather ernest and...
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North America 25    There's no place like a WWOOF home   Day 0 arrival  Arrived on time to a nice glass of lime juice, just what us Limeys love. Makes us feel at home. Ann and Robin a Lesbian couple who have recently partnered, have taken on an extremely interesting...
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