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Cross Canada Adventures

About The Author





  Since 1959 Ralph has lived on Vancouver Island.  He and his wife now live in Qualicum Beach.  Since he retired he enjoys writing, travelling, and old cars and motorcycles.




About The Book

In 1970, Ralph put on a backpack  and spent the summer hitchhiking  from the Pacific to the Atlantic and back.




Forty -odd  years later as a retiree, he was on the road again. This time in a campervan

In this one-of-a-kind book the threads of each story are woven together with a mix of wonder, laughter, danger, and even a bit of romance. The stories from  his teenage trip tell of the "drunkards, drug dealers, murderers, lunatics and loose women" that his mother warned him about.  The campervan narrative takes a different look at the places and the people to be found crossing the country.  Part geography, part history and part tongue-in-cheek, this lighthearted book will make you long to be on the road , or at least find a comfortable chair to sit and read in.