It has been a while since my last post. Internet access has been pretty bad lately and I have been trying to upload the latest movie on the kayaking trip, but I gave up, impossible with the low bandwith I am getting on the road. It will have to wait until I get closer to more civilized areas.
A lot has happened since my last post. I sold the trailer to my good friend Alan, the guide on the kayaking trip. I spent a couple of days parked at his house while I figured out how the hell I was going to put everything from the trailer in my car. Believe it or not everything fit.
No more trailer, just my dear car, my mountain bike and I
I actually enjoyed my time in Anchorage, I met some interesting people like Mark Lawrence and his Russian friend from New York. I also did some amazing mountain biking right in Anchorage, the best trails I have ever done, they were incredible; thanks Alan and Beth for guiding me or I would have got lost five minutes into it.
I left Anchorage on Friday and drove to South Central Alaska, to the town of Haines; not much there, kind of trashy. I took the Ferry from Haines to Skagway, which was a lot nicer town. A lot of cruise ships land there so it is a pretty active town, I would say half of all the stores down town were jewelry stores, what is the deal with that? I guess people who take cruises like to buy jewelry, eh?
Sunrise In Glennallen, AK
I have been staying at motels and campgrounds, I got a tent in REI. Rooms are very expensive even for real dumps but at least I am saving a lot in gas mileage. I do miss my trailer but I am not sorry I sold it in Alaska, it made sense.
I will be driving the Cassiar route back through British Columbia. I am planning on spending a week with my new Canadian friends in BC and then another week with Steve, Basia and Stephan in Denman Island, near Vancouver island. Then I will make my way to Seattle for a couple of days. Then visit a couple of new friends in Montana, do some mountain biking in Colorado and then KC for a couple of weeks. I am spending October and part of November in Spain. Then moving to Maui for a while, but I already have plans for New Zealand, Australia, French Polynesia and Nepal, a lot of places still to see and experience, I have not even got started!
This is the scenery I am driving by all day long
I have loved my time in Alaska. I feel like it was a recon summer trip for future plan. A constant from most people who have lived there for a while: "you must come in the winter". They said March and April are amazing months for skiing. I am not ready to plant any roots anywhere for a while. Alaska was perfect for me and there is no question I will be coming back again and again through my life until it is the right time to stay.