Wednesday, 7 September 2016

....We've got to make the morning last.

It's amazing how quickly you get used to more THINGS in your life. As I pack up my caravan and wonder where all this stuff came from, I realise that in my "to take" pile, I have 5 items of footwear! I came with 2. Walking shoes and flip flops. For the last two years I have lived in these same 2 pairs quite happily, never feeling like I needed more. After 3 months in one place I suddenly feel I can't live without the running shoes or the boots that go so well with the skinny jeans (also extra)! I am even trying to pack a pair of road boots in my hand luggage as I feel my ever squeaking Sidi's are just too damn big for every day use.


There may be a deep and meaningful life lesson in there somewhere, but to me? It just proves I AM girlie after all! So proud!

I am so excited to be getting back to Rhonda. The time has flown by whilst I have been making the most of being back home. Its been so energising to catch up with friends and family. I have been in just the right place to slow things down and give myself time to recover. It really has been the best tonic.

I have had time to think about the rest of my journey and my life in general too. Life is too short to be racing through Canada, battling the snow, on a mission that never demanded a deadline. This is my life right NOW and right now we all have the power to create our future memories. We get to choose what goes in them - racing to meet them will only dilute the quality. 


See you in Canada, where my first mission (aside from looking for fun and feeling groovy) will be to test Rhonda and her new extras, whilst exploring a beautiful part of British Colombia called the Kootenay Rockies.......stand by for transmission from Canada!

May the roads be twisty, long and occasionally unpaved!

Thanks to my Mum and Dad for giving me time and space to get back on my feet (and my bike!) xxxx

9 comments:

  1. Woohoo! Congrats on your recovery and your return to Rhonda. I'm looking forward to reading about your further adventures.

    BTW, that's quite the family dog in those photos. It's amazing that it can conjure itself out of a bonfire, and then levitate alongside soap bubbles.

    To which house at Hogwarts did your family belong?

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    1. Ravenclaw, naturally, Andy as their values are:intelligence; creativity; learning; and wit - and the Ravenclaw dormitories have a spectacular view of the mountains! Mum Jeavons

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    2. Perfect! Thanks Mum J!

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  2. I'm very happy to hear of your recovery. Take good care of yourself to be able to continue your adventure. Give me a call when you're back in town. I just completed a Kootenays tour on Thumper. I have three must sees for you. 1- Ainsworth Hot Springs with healing hot water tunnels ✅ 2- the SS Moyie in Kaslo ✅ 3- the road between Kaslo and New Denver✅

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    1. Thanks Dennis. I've done 2 out of those three already. Fell in love with Kaslo so looking forward to going back.

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  3. The Kootenay Lake region was my favorite part of my Ural trip last year. A beautiful area (and the ferries were free!).

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  4. Fantastic!!! Brilliant to see you ready to roll Steph, looking forward to more updates. Ride well! X

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  5. Hi Steph
    Excellent to see you back on the road. Missed the updates! Re: proper bike boots, my friend had an 'off' and her Sidi boots saved her feet.

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