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    trip reports on Vancouver Island

    I've met a few old riders at the A&W in the morning. They are mostly guys who have retired from the Forest industry and have lots of old tales to tell of days gone by. One fellow, James likes to go for a ride at least a few times a week. We've sort of buddied up and cruise around together on all the many twisty roads in the valley.

    One of James friends, Mike, used to have a V-Strom like mine when he was living in New Zealand, but Mike hasn't ridden in a couple of years because he is still putting his old, 1973 Honda cruiser back together. I offered to loan my V-Strom to Mike so the 3 of us could ride out to Port Renfrew. He gladly accepted.

    Neither Mike nor James had seen the famous Red Creek Fir or the giant Spruce tree in the San Juan Valley, so I offered to be the official Tour guide. It was a Canada Day holiday and thousands of people were enjoying the gorgeous, sunny day weather. The road out to Port Renfrew has become very popular with riders after it was paved about 8 years ago. In the summer there is continuous traffic of Harleys and big touring bikes. I prefer to ride my 250 Yamaha because it will travel as fast as you can go on the twisty logging road, but its better for the many off pavement logging roads. There are not too many logging trucks on weekends.





    The road into the Red Creek fir is very rough and climbs high over looking the San Juan River valley







    We ended the day having lunch at one of the very busy Port Renfrew restaurants.



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    Very nice

    I enjoyed all my drives around the Island

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    Reminds me a lot of the central North island of NZ... hills and forests...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quarky View Post
    Reminds me a lot of the central North island of NZ... hills and forests...
    Vancouver Island is about 460 km long, and it's more like the west coast of South Island New Zealand. The Pacific ocean side of Vancouver Island is all very rugged with lots of inlets and very few roads. The east side of the island has less inlets and it's a bit drier. About half way up the island the weather changes to a wetter environment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post

    ^ Thats a big looking dog, half bear ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    ^ Thats a big looking dog, half bear ?
    Could be the bear is half dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    ^ Thats a big looking dog, half bear ?
    Either a Bernese Doodle
    Or a Portugese Water Dog

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Either a Bernese Doodle
    Or a Portugese Water Dog
    Btw, off topic, I saw a dog hotel at a night market in Khon Kean. It didnt look terribly successful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cippy View Post
    Btw, off topic, I saw a dog hotel at a night market in Khon Kean. It didnt look terribly successful.

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    Totally unlike the doggy hotel where Paul sends Quincy. 555

    Although many Thais love their dogs, I also see many that are treated poorly and just left to fend for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    Totally unlike the doggy hotel where Paul sends Quincy. 555

    Although many Thais love their dogs, I also see many that are treated poorly and just left to fend for themselves.
    The one thing I have a hard time with my Fil, when he disciplines his dogs, he does so with a kick. Strange for such a happy guy, always laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cippy View Post
    Btw, off topic, I saw a dog hotel at a night market in Khon Kean. It didnt look terribly successful.

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    I would think it would only possibly work in Bangkok

    Although it also seems most people who own dogs in Thailand they are small dogs and they travel with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    Totally unlike the doggy hotel where Paul sends Quincy. .
    She makes a mint

    And I bet if I opened one tomorrow I'd be making a mint in no time

    The demand for dog care is huge
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    The guy with the doggy day school bus in the states, probably lots of them around by now, is making a killing and the dogs love it. Great idea !

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    Quote Originally Posted by obes View Post
    The guy with the doggy day school bus in the states, probably lots of them around by now, is making a killing and the dogs love it. Great idea !
    Quincy hates the car.......always has
    The day we got him he puked all over Ao on the way home 5555

    Actually my old dog Bishop hated the car too
    Maybe I am just a shitty driver 5555

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