The journey had begun and we really enjoyed our road trip from the very first moment. Heading for the west-coast area we had the opportunity to stop at friends of Jens – except for a few occasions where we spent the night somewhere else. Since he already crossed this part of Canada on his bicycle he seems to know a couple of guys in every town along the road.
It all took much longer than we expected. The first estimations aimed for 10 days after my arrival. Now we spent more than one and a half months to finish our preparations and we might have learned something about patience. The last couple of weeks we were rotating between Medicine Hat and the monastery of junk aka the workshop in Elkwater.
The cage of the camper or as I now call it “the framework” has been done and we are back in Medicine Hat! This brings us closer to the point of leaving the town. There are still some things to arrange in the physical realm so we can feel completely prepared to head off. That’s why we expect to remain in this city for 4 more days of preparation.
We are still at the workshop in the vast nothingness of farmland 65 km outside of Medicine Hat. Time and space work differently out here. I guess we already spent 4 days here with a short trip back to the city to buy some more stuff, but I can’t say for sure. I missed my own birthday – do I have to say more?