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carina

After over 5 months of cycling through Mexico, shortly before we were to depart the country for Central America, we were guests of a wonderful couple in San Cristobal, Martin and Carina. Only recently we were shocked and saddened to hear that Carina had passed away. Although we only spent a small amount of time with Carina — she was very busy in her career as a medical doctor — her smile and generosity will forever live on in our memories.…

Darien Gap

In my last post, I promised you a story about an adventure. On this, the 1-year anniversary of the day that we began our own bike trip, I think it's an especially fitting time to share the details about a truly epic cycling journey. Unfortunately for us though, the adventure that you're about to read is one that we were only able to experience from the sidelines. It's the story of how our cycling friend Carlos did something that virtually…

Kalamalka

Tween Lakes Resort, our new home, lies on a narrow isthmus separating Kalamalka Lake from Wood Lake. Its name often shortened here to Kal Lake, Kalamalka Lake is sometimes referred to as the "lake of a thousand colors." It's still early in the season so only a few die-hard boaters are out on the water but that will change soon. My understanding is that the lake is a hub of activity during the summer months. Just as we always have a strong…

Spion Kop

One of the things that I love about British Columbia is how quickly you can go from civilization to actual wilderness. We noted it first in Fernie and again here in the Okanagan Valley. For example, one of the trailheads to Spion Kop, a popular local hiking area, lies just 4km from our doorstep. It was there that we met up with a couple of experienced Kelowna cyclists, Miles and Doug, for our latest adventure. We followed the red trail to the summit.…

digs

It's now been over a week since we landed in the Okanagan Valley. We've not only settled into our new digs but have jumped into our new roles as resort caretakers, with both feet I should add. To say that there is a lot to learn would be a huge understatement. That said, I believe we're making the transition as well as could be expected. As past posts have demonstrated, we fully embrace change! All packed for the big move.…

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