On the road and off it too.

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    Closer to home by now I suspect. Have you crossed the provincial boundary yet?

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    No. I'm staying in BC for another week. Had an interesting encounter with a moose last night. Came round a bend and found it standing in the middle of my lane. Managed to avoid hitting it though.

    Apparently I had a fox standing right behind me while I was cleaning my lights. I never saw it. Another trucker told me it hangs out waiting to be fed. It's quite tame.

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    Thank goodness you missed the moose, Kevin! Otherwise both you and your truck may have required emergency care.
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    Yes. They're big and solid.

    I hit a buffalo once. That didn't do the truck any favors. Gave the buffalo a sore butt, but apart from that he didn't seem to notice. He just ran off into the trees. The road from Fort Providence to Yellowknife can be challenging at night.

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    So what are you doing over the Christmas Holidays Kevin?? Are you having time off or are you quite busy at the moment?
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    Looks like I've been neglecting this thread. Sorry, Chris, I missed your question. I made it home for Christmas, and it was worth it to see the look on the anklesnappers face when he received his iPad mini.
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    Yes you have, it's actually filed for adoption ha ha, can't wait for you to update it with some photos Kevin
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    It'll be springtime in the wilderness soon. Should make for an interesting photo run.

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    Great thread Kevin. Interesting roads you drive. :):D.
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    Kevin, thank you. These pictures are wonderful. I drove across the main road in Canada years ago (kings highway?) and thought that was spectacular. These are even more interesting. That is one beautiful country but looks really cold. Nice to see it from my cosy home.

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    I'll be working in a different area for a while, namely the foothills of the Rockies. It's every bit as spectacular as the northern Rockies, but a bit closer to home. The change comes just in time. Those frozen roads will turn into a sea of mud over the next month or so.

    Thanks, all, for the kind words. I'll try to keep the thread updated with photographs of the changing seasons. It's good to be able to share this beautiful country with appreciative people.
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    Wherever you are, take care, OK? I don't like the sound of that slippery mud.


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    Looking forward to your new images, Kevin. :)

    Wishing you good roads and fair weather.
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    Fun day today.




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    That view never gets tired.

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    Just had to pull over to let this thing past.


    Moving house.



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    Now THAT is a mobile home! :D

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    That doesn't seem to leave much room on your side by the looks of it. And good to see that snow and ice has cleared for you at least in that part of the countryside. Just a question. With a wide load like that, do they have an escort vehicle back and front with flags and blinking lights? We seem to have regulations like that in Oz, at least in metropolitan areas.


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    This one had two escorts, but they were howling down the road, presumably to the next junction and the village beyond to stop traffic. That thing was nearly as wide as the main road. Sometimes they are so high that even on the high load routes, they have people lifting power lines out of the way.

    There is a mentality hereabouts that if you can get something onto a trailer, you're good to go.

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    That's fascinating, mate. Keep those photos coming. Through them we are seeing a part of the world that many of us can't imagine. At times around the local pubs there is a mentality down here that if something "fell off the back of the trailer" you're good to go Take care!


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