Category: Travel reports

Back to the start….

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…from Pembroke to Halifax
Yes, that’s how you could name our last stage after Halifax, where our adventure began on 2 July 2018. Actually we had planned our onward journey differently and would be on the way at this time on the west coast of North America. But life learns and so we take it as it comes, day after day. Read More

The decision

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The journey across half of Canada was long; partly a bit monotonous and boring, other sections varied with wonderful impressions.
The long drive also allowed us to think about and question a lot of things. For us it was clear from the beginning that the adventure ” round-the-world trip ” with a somewhat older vehicle holds certain uncertainties in itself. But the hope was greater than the concern and so we started on 5 July 2018 in Halifax to our big trip. Read More

Trans-Canada Highway

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…from Salmon Arm to Pembroke
The few days in Salmon Arm/Sicamous (BC) almost didn’t want to end. Because of the bigger damage to our car we didn’t know for a long time what we wanted to do, what we could do and how to continue. The workshop was able to locate the damage to the injection system and found the spare parts for an identical engine. But the offer immediately took our breath away and the workshop did not want to guarantee us the repair success. Read More

British Colombia

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Our way back through Yukon was relatively short, but we have already seen a lot in this state. Impressive was the remaining smoke from the forest fire, where recently a large area burned. But during the last night a bad weather front caught up with us and gave us plenty of liquid from the sky. Shortly before Watson Lake we turned south, followed the Cassiar Highway (Hwy 37) and reached the “Beautiful British Columbia” within a few kilometers. The sun on the welcome board laughed at us from far away and we were happy to finally drive on new roads again. Read More

Alaska

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…the second loop into the eternal day
After exploring the southeast of the huge US state with Christine and Daniel, the far north awakened in us the desire to travel beyond the Arctic Circle. While Christine and Daniel turned off to Haines in Delta-Junction, we headed north again and soon reached Fairbanks. Read More

A year on the road!

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Our house
We have already been travelling in North America with our vehicle for over a year and have already covered several thousand kilometres. The car is at the same time our home and everything depends on this Jeep Wrangler, which was supplemented with a camping kit from Gazell. Our vehicle is a whole 9 cm higher and 48 cm longer than the original dimensions, so that it fits everywhere where any normal jeep goes. Although every American “Jeeper” recognizes that this car is somehow different, but otherwise it passes as a normal car. Only when the roof is set up it becomes a photo object and in the many internet forums our “Jeep” must already be a hero. Read More

Endless wideness – endless sunshine

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….in the wideness of Yukon and Alaska

To the minute, typically Swiss, we stood in the bar of the “Best Western Hotel” in the middle of Whitehorse, where we had arranged to meet Christine and Daniel Scholer. After more than a year the hello was accordingly big and cordial. What we agreed on more than a year ago without obligation worked out and we felt very honored about the visit from Switzerland. Together we want to travel the next weeks in the vastness of the north. For us it was a new experience; up to now it worked very well with togetherness and the plans were quickly forged. The four of us needed even better planning and communication, so that all wishes could somehow be fulfilled. For us it was also clear that “our visit” could set the pace, as we could make up for what we had missed later. The wishes and the routes were quickly determined over a beer and nothing stood in the way of the common adventure. Read More

On the way to the north – to the sun!

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Canada really welcomed us with all its freshness and, just as we left the country a few weeks ago, we returned: We had to wipe the snow off the windshield the very first morning.

Nevertheless we dared to drive through the Livingstone Mountains towards the Kananaskis Mountains and further north. Finally we have to cover 2’500 kilometres in about 10 days, so that we arrive punctually on June 2nd in Whitehorse. Read More

Go westwards!

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Right from the start; we had to postpone our planned onward journey again by one day. Heavy snowfalls and low temperatures were not the best animators for us.

Finally we could leave our spring quarters in Pembroke and head towards Whitehorse/Yukon, where we will meet friends from Switzerland on June 2. Since my aunt and uncle had to leave early this Sunday and left before us, saying goodbye after this long time was a bit easier and without a heartbreaking farewell. Read More

…take a break!

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After about 45’000 kilometres – yes, correctly read – where we ran some diesel through the engine to experience the vastness of America, we took our first longer break with relatives in Pembroke/Ontario.
No, we weren’t tired of travelling or anything else when we arrived, but the winter in Canada forced us to take this break. Read More