Our traveler reaches the end of her amazing, quirky journey across the huge country that is Canada and looks back on what she has and hasn’t learned over the past four months. The truth is, she’s gone from West Coast to East Coast and she’s just plain run out of road. We will miss Sarah’s posts from towns we never knew the names of before, but hopefully she’ll be back with many more Sarahisms. Here’s her last post from the road.
What do you do once you reach the final destination of your journey and realize you have no idea what to do with yourself now?
Our traveler’s innocent attempt to do laundry leads to near disaster and leads to a great deal of panic in the laundromat and whinging over the phone lines to the folks at home.
Our traveler learns that you can’t always judge a place by how the name looks on a map, especially when some names sound like sex toys.
During her trip across Canada in a van, our traveler is terrorized throughout the night by a worthy foe.
Why, dear god, WHY did I think that booking myself on to the 5:45am ferry from North Sydney to Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland was a good idea? At the time my thoughts were on the ‘arriving’ bit — getting in at noon seemed smart as I’d have all afternoon to figure myself out. I didn’t give any thought to the whole “departing” bit.
“I spent four nights camping in and around Gros Morne National Park. It is hands-down the most beautiful and interesting national park I’ve ever been to in Canada,” writes Sarah Gignac in the continuing adventures of a girl and her van travelling across Canada.
Our traveler discovers that not all Canadian waters will freeze you into a Popsicle if touched. Some beaches are actually quite lovely.
Our traveler makes up for some missing provincial drink recipes. With apologies to Frank.
Emily got it in her head that circumnavigating Nova Scotia, by foot, was a swell idea. So to all the people that thought I was nuts for driving across Canada alone, I’d like to present Emily as exhibit A in my defence. If she’s not certifiable, how can I be?