We set off on one of my longest road trips yet. I can see now why New Zealand can seem so tiny to those visiting from North America. Canada really is pretty immense. We stopped over around the halfway point and spent two days in a ‘cabin’ beside a lake. Wow did the temperature soar. Spent a whole day cooling off in the lake and even had a go wake-boarding for the first time in a few years. Ached for two days afterwards. All these specific muscles you just forget that you have.
On the trip to the Shuswap lakes from Vancouver we counted 5 Humvees . From Shuswap into the fat, oil rich province of Alberta we counted 7 more. A lovely example of the obscene wealth and mass consumption that is North America. I have been counting them on a daily basis while walking Vancouver and most days are a one or two hummer day. Shit I have even seen one in Olds, a town with a population of 7000! What a waste. These things have the worst fuel efficiency of any vehicle on the road.
Here is a link to an commentary on their obnoxious new ads.