Braking the Cycle
I'm surrounded by lavender, unicorns and estrogen

September 17th, 2014

What happened…

Andrew writes: Curse that woman! Amanda didn’t set the alarm, on purpose! which meant that we slept in…until like 7am. Not that we were in a rush to be anywhere. We cycled up, up, up and then down, down, down to Dease Lake. I think we spent maybe 3 hours cycling, if that.

Upon entering Dease Lake, we started scoping out wild camp spots. It is a bit harder to camp surreptitiously when in a populated area. I saw a few choice sites, and stored them in the memory bank for later. We came upon what I shall call the ‘town square’. It included a gas station, cafe, post-office and a real-life grocery store. We had lunch at the cafe, and the Wi-Fi was spotty, so we were about to pull the plug on Dease Lake entirely. So much for taking a rest day here, I thought. After shopping for the next week or so ($100 ain’t bad), we started to pedal up the road. We had heard about free WiFi at the Northern Lights College, and so we stopped in to just finish up a thing or three…or four..or nine.

We never seemed to be in too much of a hurry to leave. After the college closed, we just hung out in the parking lot, writing stories, answering e-mails, re-charging devices, re-charging ourselves. It was nice to cook a ‘real meal’ which included *gasp* meat AND vegetables. While it is still a rarity, in about two weeks time I hope to be doing more cooking like this. As I’m typing this, Amanda is setting up our tent out behind the college, and we will get an early start to the morning so that we don’t inconvenience anybody.

The plan for the next 7-10 days is to cycle south towards Smithers, with possibly a side trip to Stewart to view the ice fields there. See you on the flip side!


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Braking the Cycle
I'm surrounded by lavender, unicorns and estrogen