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NOTE:  As mentioned in a recent post, the comments function of my blog no longer works.  I tried to get the problem sorted out before going on the road, but to no avail.  I finally resorted to setting up a new blog at another URL.  It contains all of the posts that reside at this URL, but also has all of the missing comments and allows new comments to be posted.  You can find the new blog location here.  I’ll try to remember to put up new posts here, but I suggest updating your bookmark to the new URL.

Just a short post today. I’ve been camped at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park after crossing the prairies from Thunder Bay to Swift Current in 3 days of fairly steady driving. This year, I moteled it across that part of the journey as most campgrounds were closed. From this point on, I hope to camp most nights.

I thought these two photos were a nice pair to post together as, in many ways, they represent my thoughts these days. I seem to be divided between east and west, north and south, life and death, and a number of other planes or dimensions meaningful only to me.

I’m sometimes asked about traveling alone. Am I lonely? No, I just feel alone because that’s the way my life is now – through no choice of my own, but just because that’s how it is. Am I afraid to travel alone? No, because there are worse things to be afraid of, many of which will find you even in the perceived safety of your own home. Is it hard to travel? No, I think I have everything I need here in the van – a good bed, plenty of good food and a stove on which to cook, warm clothes, two dogs who keep me company, plenty to do each day just driving, making and breaking camp and cooking meals. It’s all okay. Life actually seems simple while I’m on the road, even though it is hard in other ways that only those who travel for many weeks or months will understand.

I have more posts and photos coming up soon and hope to put them up before too long. Stay tuned.

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Written by bev on October 26th, 2010

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