Crystal Caves - Grand Cayman
Crystal Caves - Grand Cayman
  • Whistler down the wind
    • 22/10/2011
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Forgetting the shenanigans with credit cards and actually getting a rental car... i ended up getting upgraded to a new Ford Mustang. Which was ok.
Online availability and prices are irrelevant, always book the cheapest and you'll get upgraded...

The Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver up the coast to Whistler is breathtaking.
I stopped in Brittania to take a tour of what was once the largest copper mine in the commenwealth, even though it started off only accessible by sea.

tues.
whistler is in prep for winter mode. gondolas closed.
I waste time wandering and expecting some great attraction to present itself but its just handyman everywhere
I swam a mile at nice and very empty pool. then wonder why its 1pm and I've driven 100 miles , come thousands to the worlds most beautiful scenery to spend the day in generic fashion.
I guess driving is hard entire conceptualise as the point of a trip.
so
drove north. amazing scenery. amazing roads. can't look at both at once
road hangs onto cliff sides and plunges ad rolls by river and crossing side ravines.
the country is ravine-ous. ravenous?
Lilloet
looks like a western. native Indian on a horse. all wooden buildings. prairie and gorse
has the feeling that it is still frontier, the furthest reached outposts of settlement.
avalanche warnings, rock slide warnings. could cut places off completely.
last gas station for 94km.
Germans at view point comment on emptiness compared to Europe... at it again! no, i agree.
sign posts for upcoming places, hundreds of km away and tiny hamlets. but you're glad when you get there.
massive cliff drops off the side of road with no barrier
so dark because of mountains on all sides.
trucks with two or three trailers roaring past covered in lights like a Chinese dragons

its hard to unlearn societies imprinted expectations, I mean that instead of routinely going to an office and fulfilling some function I can live in the back seat of a sports car.


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