There is no shame in hitchhiking
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June 14th, 2008 – by: jaeden
The first car that picked us up gave us a ride to the half way point, around Pure Lake. I don't think they were a couple per se but they were traveling together and were a bit odd. Don't know what it was but they were friendly nevertheless. The second fellow was a nice older gentleman who fells trees for a living. I really enjoyed that. Maybe it's because I like watching all those logging competitions on TV. We enjoyed some John Mellencamp in his car all the way to the Co-op where we'd planned to see Silan. We were so glad to see her bike...again. This time, we were buying food for the next five odd days and I'm not sure we really thought it through. Because everything is ferried to the island, the prices were astronomical but we had to eat right? We ended up not buying quite enough but more about that later.
It took us a bit longer this time as that road isn't as busy. Finally this retired police officer from Vancouver gave us a ride. He had an Element which isn't as easy to fit a bike in to as a pick-up but we managed. He proceeded to explain to us how Rapid Richie's had been owned by Richie and apparently when he passed away, his wife and daughter had a falling out. The wife got some of the cabins and the daughter got the others. The wife and the daughter charge about the same price though the daughter's are supposed to be much nicer. In the end, he offered to make room for us at his house if the cabin didn't turn out to be our cup of tea which I really thought was nice.
Though the cabin wasn't what I expected, it was nice to get away from the mosquitos and rest!
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