We trotted after the crowds. The gangway up to the ferry to Vancouver. 30 kg on the back and a trolley on the arm. A lot of thoughts shot through my head. 8 months, 38 US states, 7 provinces in Canada, a part of Mexico and over 30,000 km driven. So many places, impressions, emotions, encounters, joy and disappointments. A journey through the three countries of North America. Above all, a journey to ourselves. To travel, it seems to me, is the best way to get away from old structures and rules and to get to know yourself and your partner.
So much different to our journey we have heard from all sorts of persons in our life. Advice, admiration, envy and also a lot of incomprehension. Much of it has pleased me, amazed, some annoyed me and a few i did not understand. Now after 8 months of traveling, so much has changed, become clearer.
A journey is endless
The definition of travel has become easy for me: a journey or what many call it – an adventure – has no end. A holiday – no matter how long it takes, at the beginning. We were already have been two months on “vacation”. Nothing has changed, since it is “only” a break from the old life, the perspective has remained unchanged, and everything goes on afterwards – as usual.
We sell our RV
We placed our RV in a storage site in Sooke near Victoria on Vancouver Island and gave the keys to our friends Cathy and Chris. They will look after our home until a potential buyer has found. We have decided to offer the RV for sale. Letting go was one of the many lessons we learned in this first chapter of our journey.
It took more than two weeks to completely remove our RV and stow our remaining belongings in boxes. We have thought carefully what comes in the box and what in the few space in the backpack. We are still overloaded with things that we think we need in the coming months. We will see.
A new chapter
We are now on the way to the airport in Vancouver in the next chapter and next adventure: Japan.
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