Beluga

Thanks Nanaimo!! Great memories!!

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Jackie Jefkins, Cliff Graham and I rode home together from Vancouver. Day 1 through the smoke and heat filled #3 to Creston. Day 2 started day in mountains and last half in foothills and prairie to Swift Current. Was already missing those twisty, turning roads. We arrived safely without incident yesterday. Jackie and I camped 14 of past 21 days so our bed was calling us? We had a great time at the rally and thank all our hosts, the many volunteers, some of whom we witnessed almost burning themselves out...hats off you guys, it's really appreciated!? We logged just under 8600 km on the bike and, and took in other tours as well. Our riding day seemingly owning the Cassiar Highway is always going to be a pinnacle memory. Our inside passage ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy was incredible and we lucked out on the perfect weather and got to know some new friends, one Elmer who showed up as a new member and attended the rally; he's a keeper?. The Tofino ride was a favourite!!  We did the return trip from Combs twice, and not just for the ride but also for Tacofino for fish tacos and Chocolate Tofino for gelato ?! What a great route for going on a foodie mission...think we are moving?. The best part was the people!! So happy so many of our local friends from Manitoba and Saskatchewan came out as well as many of our prior friends from rallies out east. The Village is the best but even we were pretty low key this year. What's up with that?? Gotta work on it!! As alluded to already, the extremely generous hosts on the island...thanks for a great rally. Too bad so many of us were hot and tired Saturday night. That band was fantastic and we didn't do them justice with attendance but through no fault of their own. We enjoyed one slow dance at the end of that night. Happy to be safely home with awesome memories. Till we ride together again ???????????????????? 
Mark aka Beluga
Jackie aka Happiness

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