Sep 21, 2010

Bike, Hike, Paddle,... The multisport Honeymoon comes to an end...for now!

I can't figure out if it feels like we never left or it feels like it has already been a long while since we got back. In reality its been two days! Our honeymoon was just grand. Andrew wrote some sweet write ups on his blog while we were away and I just won't try and compete so definitely check it out HERE

In short, it was my kind of a honeymoon. We biked, we hiked, we canoed and we even raced! We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. It is huge, it is wild, and it is god damn gorgeous.... Biking along the Freedom highway (highway 20) was breathtaking, and in some ways it felt like we owned the road. Biking through the recent damaged forests was intense, so dead of life and sad. It makes one appreciate color, nature, and life.

Hiking the North coast trail was muddy but unique, the amazing beaches that are really not that far away and rarely stepped on are some of the most amazing beaches I have been on.

Bowron Lakes is something that is a natural phenomenon. What an amazing creation to be able to paddle these lakes surrounded by huge mountains and crazy wildlife.

Not only was the scenery and physical aspect of the adventure mind blowing but the people are really what put the icing on the cake. Everywhere we went we were greeted with smiles, welcomes, and cheerful conversations. From Port Hardy to Bella Coola, Williams Lake, Wells, and Bowron Lakes.

The owners of the Bear Paw Cafe Dave and Cheryl put on a lovely event called the seven summits hike and bike challenge. It is a low key but amazing event. You get to experience the trails and the alpine in and around Wells. Dave and Cheryl lent us their mountain bikes for the event and we were both excited to check out the local trails. I told Andrew to go fast on the bike and so we went our separate ways. Well, it was just my luck that I was feeling so good and givin it hell that I got myself good and lost in the mountains, I found a different summit and a different race's markers and a new mountain bike trail but disappeared for a good 2.5 hours until I found myself back on the course again. I managed to finish off the other summits and enjoy the afternoon but no cup for me... I did get the hardluck award and will be back to finish the challenge with the right summits next year.

honeymoon photos

It is tough to be back in the city after being surrounded almost entirely by trees and water for a month. I am already excited for our next adventure and I am sure it will not be too far off in the distance...

live, love, laugh,...DREAM!

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