The Cassiar Highway // Cycling to Argentina EP6
In this episode we set off South from Watson Lake in order to tackle the incredibly remote but beautiful Cassiar Highway including a little detour to the seaside town of Stewart This is now officially the Cassiar Highway high quality road do you have any tips for filtering water? if you put your legs like this you are stretching and you are filtering water at the same time quite cool huh? yeah why have you got your feet out? because they smell so bad they need to breathe this is Jade City we've heard a lot about this place namely just because apparently they have free coffee what do we have here huh you need to be very very safe but you can be safe and fashionable at the same time just taking a break this is awesome yeah if you want to have a cabin for tonight is that okay? - yeah thank you so much yeah what's your name? Stefan Stefan I'm Greg good to meet you yeah just make yourself at home! cool thank you, I appreciate it so we were just cycling down the road and Stefan saw us and said you look wet so I've got a cabin that you can stay in so it's good to look wet sometimes wow oh very nice it's a little bit chilly this morning but it's not raining which is very very nice three climbs and then it's pretty flat like 16 kilometers to the grocery store Flat spot right on the water Victoria said she's going to pay me 200 bucks to check her side of the tent for spiders before she gets out I never said when.. haha oh my God - no what stop it where We're just doing some grocery store shopping, got a nice bag of pasta I went to check the bikes and then I went to the bathroom and then I came back and Greg was still trying to figure out if he wants tea or not why does it take you 10 minutes to decide? I'm just trying to imagine myself in the morning if I enjoy the taste of wild Sweet Orange the daily struggle - (random shopper) will I enjoy it? leave it in the comments below I think our stove is broken. The threads have just been worn thin and now we can't it's a pretty windy cold day today first taste of Co-op caramel nut bar quite good it tastes like vomit at the end. Vomit?? Mmm maybe a little bit We've got a very gorgeous spot in the Hills tonight nice wow, so sorry you killed it man! don't mess with me okay congrats that is a porcupine some German guys just came by as we're making lunch and gave us a bunch of water and couple of apples and they offered bread they also offered bread but in my chronic britishness I accidentally declined and I was like oh no it's fine don't worry. we would have loved a bit of bread and Victoria is very mad. I am very mad raining again but it's fine if you have a snickers thanks greg yeah if you have a Snickers everything's all right car we're kind of hoping that someone's gonna stop and offer us a cabin because that's what happened last time that was a very difficult evening quite tough but now we're safely in the tent and dry everything's still pretty soaked this morning but we're just very relived that it stopped raining we've also realized that it's been 10 days since our last shower so we smell very bad at the moment and we've been fantasizing about getting a hotel in Stewart and the last hotel we got was like a month and a half ago and we said that we would treat ourselves to a hotel once a month so I think it's about time oh my gosh it's coming so beautiful man, so beautiful I wanna hug it get back go go go that's right go on. oh you needed to to hear me right?
that was very scary because when I saw it it stopped and it like went towards me and it yeah it was like that's that's the first time I've ever had to take the safety off the bear spray Mmm quite cool man, MMMmm so good So it's now 7pm uh a trucker stopped and was like by the way three kilometers that way there I just saw four Grizzlies and that's exactly where we were planning to Camp so we were a bit worried and then I asked inside this Cafe and they pointed out that this cabin we might be able to stay in if we can find a way in the back and then they gave me two soups for us because they felt sorry for us. quite nice it will do the job woah, that's huge! it's stunning my neck is starting to hurt from looking up so much so we've now actually crossed back into Alaska very briefly for 15 kilometers so right there is where the glacier was everything is absolutely soaked so we're gonna head back down and try and find somewhere with shelter that we can dry everything out and make some food it's absolutely crazy I am so glad we are not outside drying the tent out, all of our clothes that got completely soaked Victorias doing some art. we're very very happy to be warm and dry It's the next morning, we're much warmer and drier and we're heading out of town we've got a 40 kilometer climb ahead back in the bear zone hey bear! heyy bear I just saw a mama Grizzly and two Cubs right in the road yeah I surprised them they ran as soon as I saw them. they went right into these bushes should we just go? It's just sleeping. it's completely dead. it's not oh! it's sleeping! I'm sorry you're so beautiful oh you're jealous huh? yes oh yes you're feeling better huh? it wants to go with you it's such a happy face so we've now adopted this pet dragonfly it's name is Lula like my mom's friend and it's gonna be the first ever backpacking dragonfly it really likes the bike John has Mira and now we've got Lula she's loving it she's having such a good time are you having a good time with Lula in there? we're having a great time hello hello there you go baby NO! noo Lula! Lula just flew away. she's gone off to live a good life
we wish you all the best Lula we just made it to a place called Kitwanga which is at the very end of the Cassiar Highway Kitwanga and they have a beautiful park for people to camp in for free and they've got a nice covered area so we're going to put the tent right here we're really missing Lula we're getting a bit sick and tired of not being millionaires we kind of want to be able to eat out and stay in hotels so we've got a couple of scratch cards okay here we need to find three identical prize amounts in the same play area this is my lucky quarter I found on the road it's got my sadly recently deceased Queen on the front and a caribou it doesn't get luckier than that so it's the last scratch of the ticket and we've got two cash's. Fast Cash bonus if you see any number in there you win it. are you ready? I'm ready ten dollars! no way! 30 bucks you see this? it's coming out the pedal because there's not that part. it should have this you see oh yeah. Listen I have some very bad news as well. what? I'm also missing the same part
what are we gonna do? I thought this was the end of the trip. are you crying?