Our eight week ride from Nova Scotia to the west coast of USA is now over. What a journey. We enjoyed the freedom of riding every day and not having any particular plans about where we had to be at the end of each day. That's an opportunity that is rarely afforded us in our daily lives.
It goes without saying that Ellie (our 1975 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado Police Special) performed admirably. We had the deepest sense that she was happy to be on the road doing what she does best. We are proud to own her.
We were often asked what we've seen? And did we see this? And did we see that? The answer is we saw what was on offer along our path. We can't do the road south, or the road north, we can only ride the road we've taken. Which made me think about the parallels between that and our everyday lives. We have our own paths to follow and how important it is to make the most of that opportunity. While we're on one road, we can't possibly be doing another.
We are humbled by the friends we've made along the way. You are all wonderful people and should be proud of who you are. The generosity and help given us on our travels can not be underestimated. Our time with each of you will be treasured.
Asked would we do it all again? Sure, Why Not.
Paul & Kerry