WOW - What a Walk! SITREP 7
- From the Canadian west coast, here's the news on Ole and Helen:
31 May 2000
2105 hrs local Ottawa time
1805 hrs local Prince Rupert time
'Hiking Viking' Ole and 'La Fabuleuse' H�l�ne have completed another
chapter to their odyssey by reaching Prince Rupert this afternoon. They
celebrated the completion of the Western leg by dipping the soles of their
walking boots in the Pacific Ocean. After touching two (Arctic and
Pacific) of the three Oceans which span our country, only one remains to
be dipped - the Atlantic. It`s now St. John`s, Newfoundland or bust...
The real celebration is going to be at a local Prince Rupert restaurant
where the walkers and Don the Wrench Bender extraordinaire will feast on
fresh Halibut and some white wine. After 2 months of eating frozen fish
sticks, this should be a real treat...
As there is yet much business to accomplish, the celebration will be short
lived as Ole has an interview with the local Prince Rupert paper at 1830
hrs and 'lights-out' is at 2130 hrs. When you walk all day, seven days a
week, you need your sleep...
Tonight, they are camped about 1 km from the Pacific Ocean and tomorrow
morning at 0700 hrs sharp, they are eastbound. 15 days away from Prince
George (about 759 km) gives an average of 50 km per day. So far, they have
averaged 45 km per day and have walked 2739 km. They are gaining time as
weather, road surface and generally favorable weather conditions are
improving as they progress. The mosquitoes are out but apparently are not
Congratulations H�l�ne and Ole. Hang in there, you are well on your way...
W.G. (Bill) Pryde (ao877@...)
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
Fun, Fitness and Friendship
with Volkssport Ontario: http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~ao877/