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

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

Take care everybody!

A sneak peek of the photos of my Journey!

Hello guys,

I have a hard time to land from my bubble and get back to “normal” life but I made a sneak peek of the photos of my Journey. It’s just a sample of photos unprocessed then be indulgent and patient as some more will come soon.

Enjoy it and share!


Move your cursor over the video and click on the bottom right corner rectangle for full screen and set HQ and stretch on for better view.

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!

Camp 41

Hello guys,

It’s funny that it’s sometime more difficult to find a spot for the night in remote area that even in big city. All the forest along the Hwy 108 are private land for logger and had no choice to “brake the law” and found a spot inside the forest and as it’s so remote with almost no traffic no trouble Winking smile But it’s quite a strange area as never saw a forest so quite with no animals noise at all even no foolish squirrels.

Very quite and resting night.

Take care everybody!

Day 41

Hello guys,

The New Brunswick isn’t flat at all and I love it!

Data:

Weather: Sun and hot (28 C) at start and cover later on

Distance: 84 miles / 134 miles

Speed: 11 mph / 17.6 km/h

Log:

I’m really sorry that I can’t post my daily blog as no internet connection and I’m not 3 days late Sad smile

I started the day quite late (11 am) as I crossed yesterday one more time zone and lost 1h. I was already quite tired and my knee pain didn’t help then I slept 1 hour more for be back on track. My knee is still quite painful but I got a nast spider sting in the other leg then it will compensate Open-mouthed smile

I went to police station next of my camp site (feel secure Winking smile) for ask if I could use the Trans Canadian  Hwy 2 as you know the problem I had already. And it was quite amazing that even there I got 3 different answers from the three policemen who was present. Yes but…,no but…,maybe…!?!!? Seriously if they even know how I suppose to know! Anyway one of them advise me to take the Hwy 144 who’s following the Hwy 2 and is much quitter.

In same time I bought some drink in the grocery of the village and the tenants was very nice and we had a chat.

I followed then the Hwy 144 for a while until it diverged from the Hwy 2. Then I had to buy a map as no internet connection for check Google Sad smile And I found a other way by the Hwy 108 but saw that during a large part of it was no village at all and knew it will be fun….Winking smile

And btw the New Brunswick it quite hilly and with some nasty steep one hills and I love it even with my bad knee and spider sting!

The first part of the Hwy 108 was alright and I was “playing” again with a big thunderstorm. They are so big here that they are slow and you can beat them not like in Europe as when you see it it’s already too late as you got it 2 min later.

After I saw a sign indicating station service 1 km (0.6 mile0 next one 138 km (86 miles)….then I knew that I had the right feeling when /I saw on the map no villages at all along the road….I asked a local man at the gas station about the road and it confirm it me that was nothing there only the road and forest and wish me good luck who’s not a good sign…..And man it’s really nothing there and It’s the most remote area I have been since the start of my Journey! Very hilly area along a forest with almost no traffic in the middle of nowhere. Better don’t have problem there as you will be in real trouble!

It’s quite amazing how many different landscapes and area type I crossed during my Journey across Canada. My head start to overload of so wonderful images and feeling. And you realize that even more when you’re in the middle of nowhere like now and make me think whatever happen next isn’t really matter! St John’s still my goal but I had already so many wonderful moments and saw so many beautiful landscape it’s quite amazing!

Now I tough it will be easy to find a spot for the night but all the land along the road are private….Then no choice to brake the law again and set the camp in the forest. I guess nobody will check me!

I will try again to post my 3 last day on my blog today.

Take care everybody!

Camp 40

Hello guys,

After few try I finally found a spot inside the forest again. As I crossed one more time zone I have been caught by the night and had to pull out the camp in the night with these bloody mosquitos!

I was quite tired as the day was long and my knee painful.

Still no internet connection and little power Sad smile

Very good night sleep as I was tired and even the squirrels didn’t even bother me!

Take care everybody!

Day 40

Hello guys,

Playing with the borders!

Data:

Weather: Sun and hot (30 C) as usual

Distance: 110 miles / 176 km

Speed: 11.6 mph / 18.6 km/h

Log:

After battery problem now no internet connection and isn’t like in Europe where you can find internet café everywhere…I’m sorry but I’m now two day behind on my blog and I will try my best to be back on track.

I left quite early and finally found a way out of Riviere du Loup for continue my road but it didn’t last long as of course the Hwy 185 became not allowed to bicycle. I continued anyway on it for like 10 miles but when I realize that it will be like that until the next “big” city and decided to exit as the odd to be catch by the police was to high Winking smile 

Then back to the back road but was not too bad roads conditions for a time but became later for 10 miles like Paris-Roubaix again (I have been ask why I refer to Paris-Roubaix, it’s a cyclist classic who’s held on “stone” road and it’s quite an hard race). Later on I met Jean-Louis (jeez not sure of the name again) who is working in the area but living in Montreal. We had a nice chat and it’s what I like in Quebec as people are friendly and don’t only interest to themselves and engage the conversation easily. You don’t feel like an UFO crossing town! (Ce fut un plaisir de te rencontre et qui sait peut etre a une autre fois a Montreal.) Was a little word to him in French.

I continued my road and enter to the New Brunswick but again by the back door then no photo of “welcome to New Brunswick” and not even for Quebec on the other side as you know I missed it too when I enter to Quebec! I followed a river and the other side of it is USA. I was really playing with the borders today.I arrived to Edmundston but quite a small city. I bought provisions and exit the city to find a spot for the night. But it took quite some time to find a suitable “room” for the night as I become more and more picky about the spot Smile with tongue out I finally found in a wood and guess who’s back…squirrels Baring teeth smile Man they can be so noisy like a rock concert!

Tomorrow I will continue my road across the New Brunswick heading to the Prince Edward Island. For the first I had some pain on my knee (the one who’s been crush when young and doing half pipe skateboard) But it will be ok and pain is a good sign as it mean you still alive! I’m quite amaze that since the start I don’t have any pain on my leg at all. Tired some day of course but no pain until today on my knee.

Alright will try my best to post as soon as possible on the blog.

Take care everybody!

Camp 39

Hello guys,

As a thunderstorm was coming and that I didn’t have battery left to check how to exit this bloody city without using Hwy not allowed to bicycle I decided to pull out camp quite early. Funny think I pulled it along the Hwy I can’t use Winking smile Nice spot hidden from the road.

Took some amazing sky photos as even the sky look big and amazing here!

I realize that my tent is going even more down as all segment of the already braked pole start to crack! Then I put some magic electric tape for reinforce them. Hope it will last until the end!

The night was quite and woke up early for find my way out from here.

Take care everybody!