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July 24th, 2012 | Alaska

The Dalton Strikes Back…!!

The skies above Prudhoe Bay were mostly overcast, but streaked with blue when we left to ride back over the Brooks Range to Coldfoot… We knew it would take the best part of six hours to cover the 240 miles ahead… That was if the weather held…!! On the way up the day before, there […]

July 24th, 2012 | Alaska

Five Oceans…!!

Apart from riding on six continents, and visiting 100 countries or more, another of my goals was to swim (or at least wade…!!) in all five oceans… Today I was finally able to tick the 5th box marked, “Arctic Ocean”… But before we left the hotel, we had to keep a wary eye out for […]

July 23rd, 2012 | Alaska

Prudhoe Bay…!! We’ve Made it…!!

It has taken us two full days to reach the northern-most point in the Americas… The 568 miles (820 km) of Dalton Highway has taken us more than 15 hours to ride… If you’ve watched the program Ice-road Truckers, you will know that the Dalton Highway is no picnic…!! In the words of these truckers, […]

July 21st, 2012 | Alaska

Getting Ready for the Dalton Highway…

We arrived in Fairbanks today, under a thick grey cloud, and light drizzle… Not the weather we were hoping for…!! We have had wonderful weather all the way up here from Vancouver, and have ridden under bright blue skies and in warm sunshine for most of the time… On our ride today, we saw the […]

July 20th, 2012 | Alaska

ALASKA…!! The Last Frontier…

After a long ride from Vancouver, we finally crossed the border into Alaska today… We have covered over 3 300 km since leaving Vancouver, stopping in Whistler; 100 Mile House, where we stayed with my old friends from Swaziland, Shane and Christine Jordaan; Smithers, Stewart (to see Bear Glacier and the Salmon run at Fish […]

July 18th, 2012 | British Colombia

The Road North…

I am a long way north of the last post I was able to write about… And much as happened since then… But finding the time to write and do justice to the people I have met and the places I have visited is proving too difficult for me… We are about 2 000 km […]