Category Archives: Scenic

ROAD TRIP – LUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA – DAY 1

On the road again, this time to the end of the road — literally! Lund sits at Mile 0 on Highway 101.  Locally the highway is know as the Sunshine Coast Highway.  It is two ferry rides north of the … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Five – Cassis

CASSIS To the east of Marseilles on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the small fishing and tourist village of Cassis. While there is a history of fishing and maritime trade with North Africa, the current industry is tourism … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Four – Avignon and Pont du Gard

AVIGNON In the 14th Century this walled City was the seat of the papacy when Frenchman Bertrand de Got was elected Pope and refused to go to Rome, choosing instead to rule from Avigon. Seven successive Popes resided in the … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Three – The Hill Towns of The Luberon and Les Alpilles

On either side of the valley defined by the Petit Luberon, Grand Luberon and Luberon Oriental mountain ranges in the south of Provence are charming hill towns that are unique and historic. The terrible insecurity of invasions forced the residents … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter Two – Market Day

Any visit to the Provence Region in the south of France would not be complete without a visit to the local markets in the small towns of the area. The markets are morning affairs, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., … Continue reading

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European Road Trip – Chapter One – Provence, France

Province is a geographic region and historical province n the south east of France defined by the Rhone River valley on the west, the Italian  border on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the south.  the Romans made the … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Seventeen – Artists and Artisans

REG DAVIDSON is a member of the Eagle Clan and he has been carving since 1972. His carving shed is in Old Masset. His works include limited edition prints, silver and gold jewellery, masks, helmets, large poles, rattles, argillite sculptures … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Sixteen – Yan

Across McIntyre Bay to the west of Toe Hill is the deserted village of Yan, the ancestral home of the Eagle Clan. Jack, Bill Woof, Vera and I traveled by open boat across the inlet from Masset to Yan. Without … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Fifteen – Toe Hill

Following our excursion on the water we arrived back in Queen Charlotte City and then drove most of the evening to Masset. We were meeting a new friend the next morning for a tour of the north end of Graham Island, … Continue reading

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A Road Story – Chapter Fourteen – Fallen Sentinals

Vera in her wet gear. We set off early to catch the ferry to Alliford Bay where we met representatives of the Moresby Explorers. We had arranged for a trip by Zodiac raft around Louise Island, with a few stops. After … Continue reading

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