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The Great Canadian Road Trip - Times 2!

   

Have you ever wished you could just take a road trip with no particular plans? Come along with the author for a three month road trip in an old cantakerous campervan. And to keep it interesting, a second story is woven into the book,  when, as a naive young hitchhiker, he went solo coast to coast in 1970.

This irreverent continent-wide commentary starts on the west coast.  Read about  gangsters who drive their car out on the sand and into the sea to get away from the cops. On the plains  you can be caught in a thunderstorm and be transported to a campground  right out of the Twilight Zone.

 Meet a great lakes freighter pilot stranded  at the Welland canal and help him get over the security fence and back on his ship. Stand under the thunderous roar and spray of Niagara falls.  In the Maritimes you can take stairs down 50 feet and walk on the ocean floor when the water goes out, but watch out, there are tides that can come in faster than you can stay ahead of them. 

  Enjoy the flashbacks to 1970  unwittingly smuggling dope across the US border, fighting off evil clowns in a Canada Day parade, and falling in love in the Rocky Mountains.

The immense geography of Canada serves as the background for this tongue-in- cheek narration of 30,000 kilometers of stories.  Come along on an armchair journey;  life, luck, and lots of laughs.

The places and people… will bring a knowing smile to the face of anyone who has made the same journey and a gentle pang of regret to those who always knew they should have.”-Bob Collins

 

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      alt    Our marmot mascot and a local girl marmot                             

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                                                  Mountain climbing made easy!

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                                                              Historical girls and a technicolour buffalo

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   alt        Looking for lobster.... or maybe the way home.

             

 

 

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Hey R.T., What a neat project you took on with an updated Cross Canada Journey, part 2! Loved seeing your old Malaspina picture, and your current smiling one! Great memories of your tales of touring with Mitch and meeting your 'future wife' on Cross Canada 1. Just read your add in 'Postscript' today. From intention to Action, the tales bring smiles! Best to you, Ralph, Joan Rogerson, 3040 Bay St. Nanaimo

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