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Jun 4, 2017 - Hecla Island to Selkirk

I’m still trying to find out about New Iceland so of course I had to stop at the New Iceland Museum in Gimli which is where the Icelanders first settled. Even though it called itself the Republic of New Iceland when it was established in 1875, it seems that it was always part of Canada. Because it was a large settlement of 300 families & so remote, they formulated their own constitution which was a mixture of Icelandic & Canadian laws & although they became part of Manitoba in 1881, they kept their own unique system of local government...

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Jul 8, 2013 - Rest Day in Selkirk (MB)

Despite this being a rest day, I still awoke at my now-usual 5:00 am. At 7:00 am, I went to Smitty's restaurant next door for breakfast (ham and cheese omelet, hash browns, waffle with berries, orange juice and coffee) with Harry and Michael, and we were soon joined by Jim, Brian and Chad. My father-in-law then drove in from Gimli and took me to Woodcock Cycle Works in Winnipeg (excellent bike store!) to have my bicycle's chain replaced (chains usually last up to 5,000 km, but I have been using mine heavily and I may not find another...

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Jul 7, 2013 - Portage la Prairie (MB) to Selkirk (MB)

A thunderstorm came through our campground last night around 1:00 am, cooling temperatures and reducing the humidity in the air. It also knocked out the campground's water supply, as we found out in the morning. The route that was recommended by Cycle Canada had us partially re-tracing our steps from the previous day, including the gravel road sections. However, Highway 1 was right in front of our campground, so most of us decided to take that route and leave by 6:30 am, before the heavy traffic, in the hope of saving some time. The lack of...

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Jul 14, 2005 - Home on the Farm

We realized that it's been awhile since we made an update, so we figured that it was about time. We got 500 of our favorite photo's printed from our trip and there are still more really good ones. The digital camera has been great. In the last few weeks we have been in Manitoba for a weekend and in the Shuswap the following weekend so we're finding things to keep us from getting restless. The weather in the west has not been good. Rain rain and more rain. It was really felt on the Eidse farm, the garden was 2ft under water when we were...

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