This spring Lyndsay and I left Ottawa, Ontario in our self converted GMC Savanna Van. Before leaving we quickly added a bed that would fit the both of us and a secondary battery that charges off our alternator for electricity and then set off. Since then, we have slowly driven West across Canada.
We meandered around the sandy beaches of Lake Huron, the rocky cliffs of Georgian Bay and rugged shores of Lake Superior before finally leaving Ontario. We then visited Winnipeg and drove up the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, which is dotted by small, beachy villages of Icelandic heritage. When the roads stopped going North (amazingly there is no road that circles Lake Winnipeg) we were obliged to continue West.
We were met by the endless and beautiful prairies of Saskatchewan, their vast and living blue skies, and small cowboy towns. After months of rambling we hit a wall of Mountains in Alberta's southwest corner at Waterton Lakes National Park. As breathtakingly beautiful as the Mountains here were, we were not yet done with the flat lands. Returning to the prairies, we drove North to Calgary, then detoured back East to immerse ourselves in the haunting Badlands of Drumheller and the Red Deer River before arriving at our Northern most Albertan outpost; Edmonton.
At long last, the mountains beckoned so once again we turned our vehicular abode West to Jasper and through the Red Pass. We have been playing in and amongst the mountains for some time now; hiking up to mountain glaciers, swimming in frigid blue lakes, walking in misty old growth forests and relaxing in steamy hot springs.
Over the course of our journey, we've stopped in many amazing places and have spent time with many amazing people.
With health, some money, and a little luck on our side, our journey will continue. Thank you to everyone who made this a possibility, for your help and generosity, and for giving us a real roof over our heads along the way. It is all very much appreciated. It was difficult to radically change our life and begin this journey but right now, as I sit in the Kimberley, BC library, this way of life feels normal.
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