Turns out they were concerned that we are Australian, have a registered Canadian motorcycle (how on earth did we do that if we don't live there?) and what are we going to do with the bike in USA? We told them our plans and they didn't like that at all...!!! Basically we can't bring the motorcycle in to the United States unless we change the registration insurance to America. Large dollar signs loomed and upon further discussion it was decided that we would leave Ellie in Vancouver. We had evidence of a friends address there and they were satisfied with that. Yikes, we still have another four border crossing to go through.
On the road again and we headed north to Bethel. We arrived at Ruthie's Bethel Village Motel at 7.30pm and our friend Mac was there waiting for us. Greetings done, we freshened up and walked down to the local pub for a meal. Mac had also done a big days ride to meet us at Bethel. He knows this place well and we were surprised when we sort-of bypassed the pub and went to a back door which led to a cellar bar. It was a great place with good food.