We quickly voted Seattle the friendliest city in all of the United States! Hospitality ran high – in our week here we had 4 dinner invites from complete strangers! Thanks to Don & Debbie Prescott, Tom & Jan Hunter (another Pan-Americaner) and the Gold Wing crowd – Phil, Scott & Lynette. In this time ‘Ride […]
Sitka – Russian Capital of Alaska
The boat arrived in Sitka in pouring rain and it more or less stayed like this for the next 4 days of our visit there. The journey down the Inside Passage had been calm but uneventful, the ferry sailing between banks of ominous dark pine clad coastline topped with low clouds so we couldn’t see […]
The Goldrush in Reverse
A few days later and we are on dirt roads again, this time riding the ‘Top of the World’ Highway from Tok in Alaska to Dawson City in Yukon, Canada. It is dry and the going is fairly easy but there are sections running by a river creek that look like they could be well […]
On Top of the World!
We set up camp in the Ice Park RV Ground beside a pair of Yamahas bearing New Zealand plates. The bikes belonged to Garth & Sandra Cooper who were also near completion of their own Pan-American run and we had a lot of fun sipping a few beers and recounting tales of the road with […]
Decision Time for Prudhoe Bay!
We crawled along in the smoke. The road stayed good. The fire changed direction yet again and the highway was no longer under threat. Up ahead the border loomed in the gloom. A friendly official waves us in. We made it! We are finally here in Alaska!!! But we can’t see a damned thing with […]
Stampeded in Calgary
The border crossing into Canada was the most comprehensive crossing of the whole trip. Why are you coming into Canada? Where are you staying? What is your itinerary? Where you refused admission to any of the countries on your trip? Do you have insurance for your bikes for the period you will be in Canada? […]
On to Oregon and Canada
Leaving San Francisco we rode one more time across the Golden Gate Bridge. It really is quite possibly the most beautiful bridge in the world. There was a lot more fog around today so we stopped to get a few ‘ghost’ shots of the bridge draped in veils of sea mist. At the car park […]
Part III Begins at Long Last!
Winter 05/06, home with family & friends in Northern Ireland and then a spot of Contract work back at the old place in England. An April departure to start Part III was delayed until May due to work commitments and then the May departure was put off to June due to a family illness. At […]