We’ve been cycling through Washington state (USA) and crossed into Canada by a beautiful ferry trip through the San Juan Islands to Vancouver Island.
We waited out the coldest of the December winter weather in Victoria, at our dear friend Danielle’s place!
We cycled ‘up island’ (north on Vancouver Island) for a few days.
Frozen waterfalls, sea lions and more..!!
Pictures will come..!!
We arrived at beautiful Blue Jay Lake farm on Cortes Island on December 19th..
Here we had a lovely christmas and newyears with the local ‘farmily’ 🙂
Unfortunately we’ve been involved in an accident.
No worries, we’re better every day, and there were no bicycles involved..
Wanna get in touch?
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We are now in Seattle, getting ready to cycle north.. we’ll cross via the San Juan Islands into Canada..!
We have enjoyed our time in Portland, visiting and contributing different projects.
For an update of our moves the past months, see BLOG#10
Rebuilding Center Portland
Nico and the cyclist meter on the Hawthorn bridge in Portland!
We have traveled from the coast to Williamette Vallley in Oregon, and now we are almost in Portland!
We’re excited about exploring Portland, as it has been voted the no.1 bicycle friendly city in the USA!!
The past week we’ve been repairing our bikes and enjoying the hospitality of friendly folks along the way via
Ken showing Mykals hub-less wheel
Working on Mykals bike in Ken’s workshop
Cycling out of Eugene along quiet country roads..
Wild turkey flock
Fog coming in late afternoon
Cycling out of Eugene with Ken
Yes, we are cycling north in November.
Call us crazy -maybe we are.
It has been foggy and rainy, but we’ve come across some beautiful vistas!
Fog coming in at night
Fog in the morning
And we’ve met some lovely people who offered us a warm and dry place to shelter when the rain & cold get too much!
Thank you, Grandma Kate, Katie, and Dick & Kathy!
We have spend a lot of time in the midst of redwood forest, enjoying nature and meeting lovely people.
In the midst of the impressive redwood forests
Presently we are fixing some bicycle problems and we’re crossing into Oregon in the next few days!!
Mykal and Dick trying to find the problem with Mykals bike
Nico posing on Jeff’s Harley
We cycling north in California, slowly but surely, and nature and people are amazing!
Steep along the road!
Ups and downs
Last week we arrived in San Francisco, and we started to cycle north!
Nico&Mykal on Mt Tamalpais overlooking San Francisco
We’ll be in California coming month, and then we’ll cycle further north, to Canada, hopefully before the winter cold sets in!
The past months we’ve facilitated a number of workshops on fermentation, which have been full of fun, learning and delicious foods and drinks.
Below some images of the workshops at ‘Funky Manza Pizza’ restaurant and wellness centre ‘Tierra de Suenos’ in Costa Rica.
Nico demonstrating how-to-make sauerkraut
Mykal explaining about making gingerbeer
Nico talking about sauerkraut with a small group during the workshop
And we also organized a fermented pot luck lunch, where all the ‘students’ of the workshops could share about their ferments.
Foodlovers at fermented potluck lunch at Botanica Organica
We love sharing what we know about fermentation, if you want us to facilitate a workshop, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
The e-flyer we made for the workshops in Manzanillo, Costa Rica:
fermentation workshops july manzanillo
We are looking after Funky Manza Pizza, a restaurant and hostel on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
Funky Manza Pizza restaurant
There have been sunny and rainy days.
We are making pizzas, going for walks, getting to know the wildlife, and generally having an amazing time : )
House kittens Krypto & Nita
Huge sea turtle washed ashore @Manzanillo beach ~she died of old age
We will be here until the end of August, please write to email@example.com if you are coming to visit : )
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We had the opportunity to cross the Panama Canal as line handlers of yacht Zayda with our Australian friend Michael.
First we cycled north along the canal to Colon and the Costa Abajo, where we explored some amazing flora and fauna along the beautiful coastline.
Beach Morgan Bay
Then we cycled to the north side of the Panama Canal.
Lots of large containerships cross the Panama Canal
We loaded our bicycles on yacht Zayda and moved through 3 different locks, and traveled 80 kilometers south along the canal, back to Panama City.
Bicycles loaded onto yacht Zayda
Nico is happy to have crossed the first locks ~look at those GIANT lock doors!
Motoring along the Panama canal
Entering the Panama City zone at the ‘Bridge of the Americas’