It was a misty morning in Hermitage when I rolled down to the fish plant wharf where the MV Marine Voyager was loading it's cargo. I was a few hours early but happy to learn that this boat was indeed travelling to McCallum and Francois tonight, then completing the trip on to Grey River and Burgeo tomorrow. On a map, the total passage is roughly 80 miles by sea but negates at least 250 miles of travel by road if I were to take the TCH. Ron Fudge, the Chief Engineer, tossed me a set of soggy freight slings and I got to work positioning them underneath the seat frame and the front triple tree. With my fingers crossed, I secured them into the crane's hook and he winched the bike from the wharf and into the hold of the ship. Climbing down the rusty and sloping rebar rungs of the ladder into the hold, I smiled knowing this plan would ultimately come together after all. For a few days I was fretting that I had the times wrong, or that the wasn't the right boat. The online documents for this crossing are somewhat hard to follow but alas, here I was with a scooter dangling over my head after two days of camping in the park.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.