Some passers by stopped and helped me drag out the bike
As you can imagine,i`m a week or so behind on posting,getting internet in the places i`m in is becoming a little challenging the further north I go.
Prudhoe Bay has been cancelled due to road closures from over 400 Forest Fires in the BC area alone.Flicking a lit cigarette out of a car in this neck of the woods carries with a $1,000,000 fine.Yes,thats 1 million.Needless to say i`m glad I quit in time.
After leaving Touratech in Seattle I headed North and West over to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.Everyone I spoke to raved about this place all the way over to the Hoh Rainforest on the West side of the Penninsula....but I just wasn`t feeling it,maybe it was the constant procession of Harleys(not that I have anything against assless chap wearing,dress like a Pirate bikers) heading back to Seattle after the weekend,or the very touristy feel to the place,but I just didn`t feel like it was for me.
I went as far as Cape Flattery and decided to head back to Seattle and go North to Vancouver.
Since the announcement and invitation was made, the Makah Tribal Council and Neah Bay Community have been busy preparing to host a truly remarkable and memorable Tribal Journeys. The setting for Tribal Journeys is nearlyperfect: Makah Territory includes an ideal beach for the exciting and much talked about Landing Event when all the canoes will land and ask for permission to bring their canoes onto the Makah shores, and picturesque camping areas.The Makah Tribe has a rich history that includes songs, dances, language, but, most importantly, a history of treating guests of our nation with warm respect. As our guest, you will be taken care of as we would take care of one of our own. These are part of our teaching and customs that have been passed down for generations and continue to be taught to the next generation.
Every tribe and canoe attending the 2010 Tribal Journey will be given time to present their songs and dances, along with their own tribal words of wisdom and stories. The opportunity to share meals with all participants will be provided as well, which is one of the cornerstones of the Makah culture.
In short, we are certain of two things of your attendance: you will leave the 2010 Tribal Journeys with fantastic memories of the Makah Tribe & Tribal Journeys, and you will surely want to come back again