Monday, July 19, 2010

There's no place like home...

We said our farewells to Yosemite, California, and headed north with a relaxed agenda of climbing.

On our way to Squamish we stopped in Leavenworth, WA for some bouldering. The drive through the Cascades was impressive and the view of the roadside rock created some anticipation, once again. Once in Leavenworth, we tried out a classic trad line, enjoyed the forested camping and the interesting boulder problems in two of the concentrated boulder fields.

Our hearts were longing for Squamish and to be back in Canada. We stayed in Squamish for only a few days. We played around in the boulders, enjoyed the pool and hot tub at the rec centre, and battled at the tennis courts.

We continued with our bug of travelling and checking out new rock and took the BC ferry to Horne Lake on Vancouver Island.

The camping and scenery at Horne Lake was beautiful, and the climbing was worth the visit. Due to the old and recent shoulder injuries we took in some hiking on the Pacific Rim and views of the beach before cutting our trip on the island and out west short.

Our drive to Ontario was a mission...we drove for 48 hours straight with only a few stops for swims and sights.

Recently, we have been enjoying time with our parents in Ontario and Montreal. We are resting our climbing injuries for the last two weeks and have taken up other activities we enjoy (golf, tennis, swimming).

As our world trip has completed its cycle this will probably be our last post. Thank you for joining us and reading our blog. We will let you know about our next adventure...and hopefully we have inspired you to travel the world and discover new things, even if its in your own backyard.


  1. It was great to follow you indeed, you crazy canadian climbers, really hope to see you again, and remember that i'll be back in France in December, and that i'll live in Gap, just in front of...CEÜZE, so feel free to come and visit us, so we can climb together, it'll be a pleasure.
    Enjoy home, travelling is great, spending time with people you love is also great.
    Take care
    Benito (Ton Saï)