We arrived in Bellingham after nightfall and with know idea where Jack lived. So we pulled into a holiday Inn, to use their internet to understand exactly how lost we were. It turned out we were less than 5 minutes drive from the house!
We pulled into the driveway puttering and tired, the van was to. Beth and Jack welcomed us in in with a warm blanket and some food. We talked for a while updating them on our rolling adventure before sleep overtook us happy and comfortable for the space we dreamt.
The next morning we worked on our blog and caught up with the outside world, the opportunity kept the netfiend in each of us grinning. Slowly the day took shape and Ivan need tending to, cleaning, repacking and relieving him of old baggage from an owner long past. The clear out gave us allot of free space and a much nicer feel to carriage compartment which was paramount for our peacefulness in long hauls of highway. Jack made us some delicious Burritos before we said our goodbyes and headed to Seattle where a friend a city and Jimmy Hendrix awaited us.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Stubacca said his goodbyes today, heading back to his sand box known as Tasmania, it was good having him for our first week of road tripping shenanigans. Tofino wouldn't have been the same without him, and we wish him the best for the future. Ivanlegend is somewhat more spacious and as it putters on down the salty road, the crew can't help but ponder on the departure of one fellow tribesman (stu) and the loss of another (AI).
Arrival in Washington and all things America greeted our shining headlights this evening, following an emotional roller-coaster day of drained batteries, dead alternators and auto-shops. Kicking off the american leg of our endeavor with Sonics' Drive thru, stomach beater burgers; we regretted every bite as we hurried along to a blanket and a roof that awaited us in Bellingham.
New and amazing things seem to happen everyday, the new alternator has made night driving less of a nightmare, with the instigation of headlights that actually work.
"A van is safe in the garage but that's not what Van's are for"
There are no real goodbyes, not between friends.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
One of the worlds greatest surfers died today. Andy Irons from Maui died today, Nov 2nd in Dallas Texas... :(
Andy Irons, was an incredible waterman, who will be missed by the seas and it's people.
We've lost a great warrior today, one of our own. RIP
Halloween in Victoria, was a colourful scene. As always, Eli and I tried to bring some surf culture by representing Dahui; while Jenbrown pyro'd the only female firewomen among a male team. And Stubacca Morphed into a hippy then back into a Morph...
Bewildering? The house the next morning told it's own story.
Two days before Haloween we headed off to a party at Jen's friend's house. Dressed as....
Tyler - Pirate
Stubacca - Camo man
there was much cheer and beer....pong
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The trip started in whistler, we then went to victoria to pick up Jen and head up to Tofino to find some tasty waves. About half an hour into driving we stopped to check out a view and couldn't start Ivan (the name of our car, we got it from I Van Legend, because the headlights don't really work and we have to be in before dark) we then got a Jump start from an old man named Tony, who we named JUMP START TONY !