Ralph Martin   -  Author

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     Cross Canada Adventures


The Great Canadian Road Trip - Times 2!


Have you ever wished you could just take a road trip with no particular plans? Come on 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 decades ago.

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 might end up 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 unable to  get 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 there are tides that can come in faster than you can get away. 

  Enjoy the flashbacks to 1970  when I smuggled dope across the US border, fought off evil clowns in a Canada Day parade, and fell in love in the Rocky Mountains.

The immense geography of Canada serves as the background for a 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



                                          Me - then and now

          Our mascot and a local girl marmot                             


                                                  Mountain climbing made easy!


         The prairies - the long view 

                                  Historical girls and a technicolour buffalo






      The Maritimes                                   

           Looking for lobster....




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