We returned in the AM (after quite a rough night in the van) to the place we parked outside of the night previously to get wifi. Thanks to Abby the local who works at long beach surf shop for not judging me when I jumped out of my van and chased her down the street asking for some sort of help. She offered me her couch, to call her friend who owns a hostel, and made sure I took down her number. Oh and she gave me the password for Barkley’s wifi. It was rad to see her stop by for coffee the next morning and ask why we never came by. Abby of Ucluelet, you are a gem!
This is a shot from my ‘bus guys’ place, he is an eccentric hippie-fueled individual living in Mill Bay, Cowichan Valley BC. I’ll be posting a story about him and the bus-heaven he calls home in the next few weeks!
The champ behind me is my sister Crystal’s 1975 Type 2. She picked it up on Vancouver Island and with some extra love got it back on the road again. Only bummer is here in BC we have a little thing called ‘air care’. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for saving the planet but since the lower mainland resents are the only ones who’ve gotta deal with it yeah, it’s lame. Especially when it keeps machines like this off the road. At least it’ll be done away with this coming December! THANK GOD because this little dude deserves some legit insurance so he can cruise 24/7.