07-02-2011, 09:14 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Fraser BC
Day 2 July 1 698kms Punchaw Lake to Meziadin Lake
Left Punchaw early and rode to Prince George for gas and headed west for Fort Fraser. While I am away next year, my wife is moving back to her home town. I stopped to check on the work done to the septic system on our new house on the way through.
I carried on to Burns Lake where I was planning to stop and find an internet connection I stopped at the tourist info booth for wifi, but it was closed. But….. there was free internet and a table to sit at, and the rain had slowed by that time
My office for a while
While sitting in my new office, a couple of young ladies drove up and asked if they could help me. I told them no, I am OK. They said “ no, really, can we help you?” so I am thinking, What, I shouldn’t be here.
They then told me they worked at the info booth, and they wanted to help me. They then told me there was a Canada Day celebration in the park and invited me.
After I was done online, I headed down to check it out. I got there Just at the end of the parade and the beginning of the festivities
Lots of people hanging out
Vendors selling their wares
Interesting head gear
Nothing says Canada like a traditional Canada day goat
More interesting head gear
Headed off in the rain for Smithers, where I stopped for a bite to eat at McDs, then carried on.
At the next gas stop(kitwanga) met a couple from Oz on a KLR and a DR650 heading to Argentina. Chatted a bit then carried on to Meziadin, where I set up camp in the Provincial campsite.
Met a couple from Germany who were riding their bicycles from Anchorage to Patagonia, and a well travelled Dutch lady from South Africa