Blue Skies and Sunshine

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Blue skies and sunshine and sagebrush galore

A gorgeous hike out at Kenna Cartwright

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Ahhh, Vancouver. What a great city to wander around in and take pictures.

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I LOVE Instagram, so here are some phone pics of Vancouver



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Trophy Mountain

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I kept seeing on some Facebook pages that the Trophy Mountain hike now had all their flowers blooming, so we quickly packed up and headed out to Wells Grey.

Miss Belle, our intrepid leader.

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The Trail


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Beautiful flowers in bloom along the Trophy Mt trail
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Sheila Lake

There are loads of hiking sites on the internet, but I highly recommend Exploring Wells Grey Park by Roland Neave.   I grabbed a copy at the Kamloops Chapters, but you can grab it at Wells Gray Tours offices, or some of the amazing used books stores we have in town.

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Canada Love

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For our Honeymoon, we packed up our camping gear onto a Suzuki VStrom 650 ( I rode on the back) and headed across Canada.  Hands down, I think that Canada was the most amazing, diverse, beautiful place I have ever traveled too (I may be biased because I live here, LOL!).

Below, I took a shot of all the clothes I brought for the month long trip. They were then stuffed in a compression sack about a foot long lol!


Canada has so many hilarious roadside attractions, here’s just a sample: Worlds largest Camel, Tomahawk, Baseball, Pipe and Swing.


Bonnechere Caves (Ontario)

The Bonnechere Caves were carved out by the Bonnechere River and the tours lead you right down and under the actual river, which was scary as you can hear the water above you. Very Cool place though!

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The view from our adorable hotel on Dufferin Terrace (Quebec City)
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OH Nova Scotia, I cannot wait to go back one day and spend more time in you! What a gorgeous place to ride!

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Cabot Trail (Nova Scotia)

In PEI I finally got to see the Green Gables National Historic site of Canada.  I have loved this book so much my whole life, and was so happy I finally got to go wander around the same woods that inspired such an amazing Canadian writer.



We lucked out and came during the Puffin migration to Elliston, Newfoundland! I was in bird nerd heaven.

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Well, I could go on and on and post hundreds of pictures of the trip and everything we did, but I have to end this post somewhere! LOL! So heres the shot (a really bad one, they were all blury lol) of us finally reaching Cape Spear, the most Easterly Point of Canada! 9261kms, 29 days 10 Provinces three ferries!!



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Freedom in Wandering

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I take a deep breath and let in the crisp morning air.  It smells like wet earth, sagebrush and freedom. Belle, my trusty sidekick, is happily sniffing too, possibly catching the scent of deer or coyotes.The surrounding wilderness on a hike is always refreshing and healing for me.  It reminds me that real beauty is not vanity; not my clothes, my hair or how fancy my home is. It also makes me stay present, focused on the life around me and remember how intricate and lovely it all is.

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