Saturday, May 26, 2007

Invited to my first poker game ever.

Week 21.Newfoundland

Corner Brook, Newfoundland


Poker game, good beer and homemade wine here.

Distance.
Sun 20/5:204 km Antigonish-Sydney. Little rain, slept on ferry.
Mon 21/5:42 km Thomkins. Rain all day, invited to house.
Tue 22/5:152 km St Georg's. Rain and front wind, slept in tent.
Wed 23/5:60 km Corner Brook. Sun, but cold, invited to house.
Thu 24/5: Relaxed.
Fri 25/5: Relaxed.
Sat 26/5: Relaxed.

Weekly letter.
Bike related.
Met two boys from Vancouver who crossed Canada from west to east. They biked about 150 km every day and took 2 months to cross Canada.(see video) It was nice to have their company for 3 days and they pushed me to bike harder. You spend so much time alone when you are biking long distances, sometimes I talk to myself!
I have been invited to stay with some people from Norway that live here.

About the place.
It is very beautiful here in Newfoundland, but is still cold weather and a lot of hills.
There are no indians left here, they killed them all 100 years ago, the last one was a 16 year old girl who was sent to New Brunswik in 1902 and she died of tuberculosis there. People here say they were mixed with vikings and some of them were tall and had blonde hair. Is a sad history. Most people who live here are from England and Ireland.

Plan
There are some problems now. My visa to stay here in Canada expires 30 June. My brother(vikingsailor) is in Spain with his sailboat and probably will not be here in NF until sometime in July, the plan was that he would already be here. But, he was faced with so much bad weather.
Anyway, the plan is to meet him in L'Anse aux Meadows so now I will go to St John's and ask for an extension on my visa and then bike up to L'Anse aux Meadows and wait for my brother.
Hopefully they will let me stay in Canada longer.
I have no idea where we will go after Canada. The plan was Carribien, but now the Hurricane season has started...we will need to avoid that!
Newspaper.
The western star.

3 comments:

Roberto Rodríguez, periodista said...

VERY NICE BLOG MAN I LOVE TO BIKING TOO. I AM LIVING IN COLOMBIA. SO MAY BE YOU CAN MAKE A TRIP TO COLOMBIA SOON OR VISIT MAY WEBLOG I PUT SOME PICTURES IN PARTIES WITH MY FRIENDS AND MY GIRLFRIEND TOO. I AM JOURNALIST AND I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE YOU SOME INFORMATION FROM COLOMBIA BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE THINK BAD THINKS ABOUT MY COUNTRY I HOPE YOU CAN TALK ABOUT IT. YOU LET ME KNOW. SEE YA.

Sophilie said...

We are happy to know you are now in NF, supposed to be really nice. Surely a special feeling to get so close to your goal... If you have some time to spend the Gros Morne National park is supposed to be wonderful. We have been to the maritimes but we have not been til Halifax (where you were when we went there), looked too far ( we were tired of driving :p, so tought about you biking, are'nt you tired of biking sometimes?) We both got the flu and needed to rest more than expected... We worried about your brother, the sea can be so strong and dangerous, wise to respect it. We hope you can meet your brother as expected, as soon as possible, and that everything will be alright for your permits. Do you have other plans if Stig can't come by boat?
Take care and thanks to keep giving some news. We wish you nice weather and a lots of nice people to meet in the next weeks :) Summer is arrived in Québec, surely coming soon in NF. Courage! Sophie, Qc and Kim, Norway

holly said...

Hey Rune!

You probably don't remember me, but my friend Heather and I met you just about a year ago in Yellowstone. I don't know what prompted me to read your blog today, but I did and was amazed to see that you'd been to newfoundland. see, I was just there at the end of june and first week of July. Looks like we barely missed each other. It's a wonderful place. Hope you enjoyed it as much as i did!!

Holly