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Great Horizons Unlimited Meeting
Submitted by Tiffany on 17 August, 2010 - 21:10
I'll have to be brief as I'm supposed to be watching and learning while Thelma's re-built gearbox is put back in. It's Tuesday afternoon and I am still in Calgary, apparently I shouldn't be making home-cooked meals for Dave the mechanic every evening as that could be a factor in the delay of the repairs.
The weekend with all the Horizons Unlimited travellers in Nakusp, British Columbia was great. I drove a red pick up truck up there complete with my bike panniers in the back so I looked like a complete fraud when I later gave a talk about my motorcycle travels. The campsite was surrounded by trees - all bear worries were reduced as there were so many people that I thought the bears would be so spoilt for choice they might pverlook me in my small ent.
There were various other talks as well and much to the outrage of the Canadians, the "how to avoid bear attacks" talk was given by a .... Brit!
I met loads of great people and throughly enjoyed myself, I caught up with the Nanaimo guys over from Vancouver Island. Nakusp is in a fantastic location, it's a quaint town on the shores of a very picturesque lake, I fitted in a couple of swims, even at 7.00am over the protests of thsoe who said it was too cold. Cold?????? You should try the Atlantic Ocean where I live, where the water hurts because it's so cold.
I'm now back in Calgary having got the pick up truck back in one piece. The seal for the output shaft has eventually arrived and the gearbox is going back in. Dave has also insisted thet I learn about cleaning something called the atomisers (or at least I think that's what they were called). They're on the carburretors. Thelma is looking good.