After hanging around in Bellingham for a bit, we made a new friend, Kyle R. He was ‘stuck’ in Bellingham dealing with the second half of a car repair that was first begun up in Prince George, BC.
(I say, ‘stuck’, but after about 10 days with us, Kyle was spouting ideas like, “Bellingham actually wouldn’t be a bad place to live!”)
We spent about 10 days hanging out, bike riding, kayaking, hiking and getting to know each other.
Kyle has been out on the road since January and he’s aiming for a year. He’s hit virtually all the National Parks and wilderness areas. On previous jaunts he has hit Labrador, Alaska and some of the more far-flung spots. We had a lot to talk about and it was a great time. Eventually we got called away to meet some friends in BC and Kyle drifted towards the Montana high country near Glacier. We’re hoping that our plan to meet up again down south this winter works out.
The kayaks were rentals from the amazing Community Boating Center. Did you know that Bellingham is the best town for kayaking in the USA? The ocean is so warm here.