THE EXPEDITION CHAPTER 20: The City, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Amazon, and the Northern Coniferous Boreal Forest – All in the Same Day (Section Two)
In which Ann almost makes it to the east side of Manitoba before intervention is needed again… Date: August 11, 2019 Wild Oaks Campground to Prawda 50 km Much of that highway is divided. The two narrow roads are separated and framed by conifer forest and undergrowth. It used to feel remote, and it’s still…Keep reading
THE EXPEDITION CHAPTER 20: The City, the Caribbean, Mexico, the Amazon, and the Northern Coniferous Boreal Forest – All in the Same Day (Section One)
In which Ann crosses the longitudinal centre of Canada…no thanks to Google Maps Date: August 6 – 7, 2019 Town and Country Campground, on the outskirts of Winnipeg. We slept half the next day, and I spent the other half rearranging the trailer and load to hopefully work better and be more stable, and accommodate…Keep reading
In which Ann couchsurfs Winnipeg…which is a strange adventure in itself Dates: mid July to August 4, 2019 Winnipeg I found a place for a few nights with some young people who share a huge and unbelievably eccentric house in the middle of the factory and warehouse district. It’s the only house there, and the…Keep reading
In which the Expedition is dealt a serious setback Date: June 28 to mid July, 2019 Winnipeg Winnipeg was where I’d have to stop long enough to figure out next steps. I knew from talking with Rich and Dylan, and a multitude of cyclists and others, that it would be downright stupid and irresponsible for…Keep reading
In which creepy Pikachu man shows up again, and this is a problem Date: June 24 2019 Portage la Prairie to Creekside Campground 14 km The radio station wasn’t too far and I was a little early for the interview. When the reporter came out to meet me, I realized – as he’d already known…Keep reading
In which once again a peaceful dalliance in a grove ends with a disturbing encounter Date: June 22 2019 Carberry to Sidney 20.5 km The next day took us through more beautiful green trees, and a lot of passing traffic. There’s an astounding number of astoundingly big RV’s out there, you know? Some pull little…Keep reading
In which the road to Carberry starts with three strong reactions to Ann’s message Date: June 20 2019 Bry-Mar Campground to Carberry 33 km The day to Carberry started fine. Actually, it was really special. First, as we left the city behind us, a young man pulled over. He’d heard my interview, and he was…Keep reading
In which serendipity comes through again Date: June 17 2019 Virden to Oak Lake Brandon 26.5 km 78.5 km One thing and another took longer and longer. Repacking the trailer was always an exercise in extreme morphogenic Tetris, but this day, it just kept not working out right. Eventually, I got everything together, By now,…Keep reading
In which the Expedition enters Manitoba, an underappreciated province of serendipity Date: June 14 2019 Moosomin, SK to Elkhorn, Manitoba 37.7 km My life has been extraordinarily full of good people. Some I’ve only just met while on this journey, and some I’ve known for years in spite of my weird gypsy life. Sometimes I…Keep reading
In which Ann meets Rich the Vegan….and the problem of northwest Ontario becomes ever more ominous Date: June 12 2019 Wapella to Moosomin 27 km We had more stories to meet later that day. Rich the Vegan would cross paths with us in Moosomin. We’d talked a bit in messages but had been mostly saving…Keep reading
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