3 years already!

Hello guys,

Already 3 years now since my amazing Journey across Canada, time going so fast!

Everyday I still have flash of this wonderful adventure and I’m sure will have forever as it’s an experience who mark you for life!

Last time I updated you I was preparing my Ironman Mallorca and did finish to be my 9th Ironman finish (when you did one you become addicted 😉 )

I know that I promise you some photos of my trip but with over 4000 it’s quite a job as I don’t want show them unprocessed but I will put some on-line slowly 😉

I remember that when I prepared my Journey I checked on-line websites about it to find some information to organize it and will provide soon some service from basic information request to complete planning of your trip 😉

” Live your dreams, do not dream your life! ”

From an ocean to an other, Atlantic to Pacific…!

Dolwolfian Photography: Along The Road &emdash; From an ocean to an other, Pacific to Atlantic!

(click on the photo for full frame)

Take care everybody!

SlideShow of the Journey

Hello guys,

I still didn’t have the courage and mean to process the 4000+ photos and 100h+ video of my Journey but I made a short SlideShow.

I know it’s not much but even 1 year after my Journey my mind still on the road and not sure when or if I want it will stop!

Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey. – Pat Conroy

Sorry but the slideShow is temporarily unavailable 🙁

A sneak peek of the photos of my Journey across Canada.

Take care everybody!

Why is so difficult to re adapt to a “normal” life?

Hello guys,

Some people don’t understand why it’s so difficult to re adapt to a “normal” life after this kind of expedition.

First of all even if I was quite faster that I expected (52 days instead of 70 on the road) it still a long time where you adopt a daily routine who’s quite totally different that our everyday life. Wild camping is great and rewarding but as you can imagine the opposite of our modern life. I remember my first night at the hotel who was the worst ever!

For many the destination is the Journey who bring us to it and of course the goal is the “finish line” but the Journey is what make the expedition so amazing and in your mind they are no “finish line”. I remember that after Quebec city I started to have some blues as I knew that the Journey was entering in the final stage!

Then you will say why I did it in 52 days instead of the 70 planned? Well you have to understand that it’s the first time I was doing touring bicycle and that I have more a sportive competitor mind-set who do long distance triathlon (Ironman) who need his daily “shot” of effort and pain to feel good 😉

Freedom is a tough part to re adapt as on the road especially in wild camping set you feel so free of any commitment. The best moment was just before sunset when looking for a spot for the night as you never know if you will get a 1 star or 5 stars “hotel room” 😉

And finally during the Journey you meet great people and see so amazing landscapes, wildlife, sunsets, sunrises,.. check it out the following photos of the Tower Lake in Ontario and you don’t hear the howling wolves and other wildlife sound!

Now you can understand why isn’t only difficult to come back to “normal” life but impossible!

Take care everybody!


From an ocean to an other…!

Hello guys,

Few days since my Journey across Canada finished but still and will be for sure over there at least on my mind!

I started to slowly re-adapt myself to a “normal” life and started to look over the 4k photos I took along the road. Of course I have millions in my head but it’s funny how each photo I watch remind me immediately memories of the instant like I was there!

As I said on the start of my Journey I will focus on the adventure and not at the person doing it and I just realize I kept this quite good as on the 4k+ photos only 6 I’m on it 😉

In fact for many of you it will be the first time you will see me and hope you will not be too disappointed 😉 And don’t worry many others well more interesting photos will follow soon.

From an ocean to an other, Atlantic to Pacific…!

Dolwolfian Photography: Along The Road &emdash; From an ocean to an other, Pacific to Atlantic!

(click on the photo for full frame)

Take care everybody!

Final data of the Journey…!

Hello guys,

I’m finally home after 36 hours travel and 3 connections!

I’m working at finishing the missing days of the daily blog but I compiled the finnal data of my Journey across Canada.

Overall data:

Distance: 4939 miles / 7902 km

Speed: 12.3 mph / 19.7 km/h

Time on bicycle: 402 hours

Weight lost: 10 kg / 22 pounds

Weather:

47 sunny days

5 rainy days

5 thunderstorms (1 apocalyptic)

Average temperature: 30+ C (higher: 40 C / lower: 20 C)

Punctures: 3

Camp:

50 nights wild camping

1 on the ferry between Nova Scotia to Newfoundland

Provinces: 10 on 10

Photos: 4000+

Video: 20 hours

I didn’t exactly compile the food data but was like 1 full big bread per day with ham/pate/jam/Nutella/cheese, snacks and 5 to 6 liters of water (over 10 L the scorching days).

Take care everybody!

Still on my long Journey home…!

Hello guys,

Almost there but actually on the plane from Copenhagen to Manchester…! I started to feel the effect of 52 days of biking, wild camping and time zones effect as I got horrible pain on my leg as they are not use to walk anymore I guess Winking smile Never had pain on my leg during my Journey across Canada but now I guess my body will need some time to reacclimatize to “normal” life! And I don’t even want talk about the mind as I feel already some blues and aftermath expedition effect is on the corner Sad smile

Even if I was eating and fueling myself correctly (1 bread per day, snack and liquid) I realized that I lost quite some weight when I putted back my civil clothes…Was already not heavy now I should get discount on the plane ticket Winking smile Pasta, rice and junk food will fix that in 1 week!

I started to write the missing daily blog day and will post them as soon as possible when I will eventually arrive at home!

I will process as well the 4k photos and you can imagine it will take some time too. I’m not sure yet of the quality of them as even if I used a good camera (Eos 550D with a 10-20 mm lens) my photography specialties is long exposure night landscape photography. And with the small notebook I had with me it was not possible to check them correctly. Depending of the quality I will decide how, how many and where I will publish them. For sure some on the blog and other on my photographic website (www.DolwolfianPhotography.com). Even maybe a calendar if the quality worth it of course.

And even if I couldn’t film all Journey with my GoPro camera due to battery problem I have some nice video as well that I will publish depending of the quality of them on the blog and YouTube.

As you see I will be quite busy during my recuperation or rehabilitation at the normal life Winking smile

Take care everybody!