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And down again – Whitehorse, Yukon to Victoria, British Columbia

And down again – Whitehorse, Yukon to Victoria, British Columbia

It's been a crazy summer. At the end of July Carly and I packed up the van to move from Whitehorse, Yukon down to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This seems like a long time ago now looking over the photos, but as we are finally slowing down and getting settled in our new home we can take a moment to reflect. Below covers our two week drive down from Whitehorse to Vancouver Island. I had been a little concerned about filling the van with all of our worldly possessions as it was also to be our home for the next two weeks. I had purchased a roof bag for the van so we could store things
A Journal From Dawson Overland Trail

A Journal From Dawson Overland Trail

I recently hiked a 100km section of the Dawson Overland Trail, an old wilderness road from Whitehorse to Dawson City. The trail was created in 1902 as the first land connection between the two cities in the gold rush era. It allowed for year-round access to Dawson when the river was too frozen for boats, but not frozen enough for travel on the ice. The trail is maintained and is part of the Trans Canada Trail, popular by snowmobile in winter and cyclists in summer, but I found very little information about hiking the trail. Wanting a bit of a challenge, and to experience true wilderness
First trip in the van – Victoria, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon

First trip in the van – Victoria, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon

We left Victoria early in the morning to head 'up island' to Nanaimo to visit some of Carly's family. From there we took the ferry back to Vancouver on the mainland. Let the first road trip in the new van begin! In Vancouver we had a quick catch up with some friends, did a little shopping (Whitehorse is a little limited on that front) and saw some more of Carly's family who also put us up for the night. They were out when we arrived but gave instructions on how we could let ourselves in. Unfortunately we managed to set off the burglar alarm, which in a heist film style moment automatically
GMC Safari / Astro Van Interior Measurements for Minivan Camper Conversion

GMC Safari / Astro Van Interior Measurements for Minivan Camper Conversion

A couple of years ago I converted a Plymouth Grand Voyager minivan into a campervan which I drove across Canada. After being Astro-inspired by some friends I recently bought a 1997 GMC Safari (also known as a Chevrolet Astro van) while on a trip to Victoria. The plan is to leave it in Victoria til the spring, when I will fly down, spend around a week converting it to a camper, and then drive it up to the Yukon. This way I don't have to worry about winterising it (winter tyres/engine block heater), and we can take our time road tripping/camping up north when the weather is a little warmer. This
A Journal From The East Highland Way Walk

A Journal From The East Highland Way Walk

Recently I headed up to Scotland to do a couple of long distance trails. Below are some of my thoughts and experiences recorded in my journal as I walked the East Highland Way. Day 1 05/07/14, 22km Avimore → Inverglass Fine weather, the trail much more interesting than the Speyside Way from the offset. Passing alongside lochs with hills in sight. Passed a bothy, another one on the map - perhaps tomorrow night. Got a pint at Loch Insh water sports centre, overlooking the loch. Met a couple (American guy, Canadian girl) who said their car was stuck. I couldn't believe the track, not much
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