The following day we rode on Highway 16 to a campsite at Telkwa (Fort Telkwa) just before Smithers, Really nice campsite in a stunning location and the best toilets and showers of any campsite I've stayed at so we decided to stay two days. The campsite was busy (and we met some really nice people there) and getting busier as it is the town of Smithers centenary celebration this weekend so we reluctantly left there to head to Terrace which we found was also having a busy weekend to celebrate British Columbia day this weekend so we could only get one nights camping there so today we headed to Prince Rupert a day earlier than planned. We get the ferry to Haines from here on Tuesday so we have 4 days to explore this town which is round the size of Crieff (for the Perthshire followers) so a pretty relaxed few days ahead. The roads here are excellent, the last 700 miles has been like riding in Scotland and today we even got some mist and cold to make us feel at home. Other notable incidents this week have been me getting hit just below the eye with a wasp just as I opened my visor and then as the wasp recovered it decided to sting me as well! That and both of us being attacked by mosquitos this week have led to us starting the British Columbia league for the eradication of insects!
Oh and we met fellow British Travellers Pete & Rob on their 800 BMW's heading for Prudho Bay (nice to chat guys) and Pierre an almost local from the Interior (Bonjour Mon Ami)
Canada and BC are proving to be incredible for motorcycling, Petrol and Whisky is 30% more than in the US so that parts painful but some wonderful roads to enjoy!
|We were there....Prince George|
|Breakfast at KFC, not a good start to the diet!|
|Just like the A9 they laid on roadworks to make us feel at home|
|Campsite at Fort Telkwa|
|Our tent looks a bit silly next to the RV's|
|This is when camping is the best! BUT it's also when the mozzies attack!|
|The trains here are incredible, I measured one at over a mile long!|
|Outside the campsite some commotion, a car load of kids got pulled and at least one got arrested for drug posession, I was hiding behind the fence watching the goings on, better than TV, glad they never noticed me taking the photo!|
|Another day another Gas station|
|Back to glaciers again|
|Canpsite in Terrace, Mozzies the size of small birds!|
|Another stunning motorcycle road|