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Category: Klondike Pete’s Canada

Down to Basics

The basics First, as Brits, you will find yourself being drawn into conversations that appear to be going nowhere, especially with American tourists. This may be in a supermarket, bank, restaurant, on the phone or in the street. In fact what is happening is that your new-found friends are listening to your accent – they […]

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Settling In

The temporary base Our hearts were in our mouths as we drove along this dirt road, which seemed to go on for ever. Had we made one mother of a mistake booking this place over the Net? Thank heavens the dirt gave way to paved (tarmac’d) highway by the time we reached the property. It […]

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Getting Around

The journey down Finally on Canadian soil, we set off, for the 220 km drive to our base at Bear River. Panic! I’d only ever driven on the wrong side of the road (the Canadians claim they drive on the right side!) for ten days, and that was years ago. Strange country, strange road signs, […]

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Leaving and Arrival

Leaving We decided to leave the neighbourhood in style and so rented a brand new Mercedes. This would be no ordinary farewell, but a head turner. Wrong! Apart from making a fool of myself out in the street fighting with the onboard security system, just to get the thing to start, I discovered, surprise, surprise, […]

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Worldly Possessions

With the UK rented home being completely kitted out, we decided to ship some of our existing chattels to furnish our North American base. Here’s a strange fact. Your family will go through all their possessions and sort them out in two piles, those to be packed, and those to be disposed of. The former […]

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