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We're Off On The Road to Morocco

Blog entry number 300

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It has been a summer full of sunshine and visitors on the west coast of British Columbia and we have been exploring our own backyard – the mountains and lakes of the Rockies. This is Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies...
While this is the world renowned Lake Louise...
Surrounded as we are by all this beauty you might wonder why we travel to far off places. Saint Augustine had the answer when he said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page".
Since we began blogging five years ago we've sat down at the computer three hundred times to bring you images of places and people from other worlds and other times in history. Yet, although we have explored more than two dozen countries in that time, we've barely scratched the surface of the Globe.
Unbelievably, our blogs have been read more than a third of a million times and we have been asked countless times to write a book about our travels. Well, we've finally done it – and we may even do it again, (gluttons for punishment that we are).

‘Slow Train to China’ chronicles our recent Trans-Siberian journey from St.Petersburg to Hong Kong; a ten week journey of some 10,000 kms. This is planned to be the first in a series of inspirational travel guides for people like us – independent second-lifers. So if you, (or someone you know), need a bit of a shove to get out of the Lazy-Boy, then order a copy and let us persuade you that world travel is neither difficult nor dangerous. As Mark Twain said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the by the ones you did.”

Summer is nearing an end on our Canadian isle and as the sun sinks lower in the sky there are storm clouds on the horizon. It’s time for us to clear the decks and set sail on another Blissful Adventure. This fall we’re taking Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s advice. We’re off on the Road to Morocco. We’ll have a few stops in England, Spain and Portugal en-route, and after the Kasbahs of Marrakesh and Fez we will be heading south of the Sahara for a safari in the National Parks of Ghana. Please come along for the ride, (and let us know if you, or a friend, would like a copy of our latest book for Christmas).

Posted by Hawkson 14:31 Archived in England

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I will be along for the ride - for sure! And a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you both. Love from Graham and Joyce

by Joyce Babula

Having traveled around Gabriola on the Studio Tour I can say I am very happy to be here and to read your blog again. Wagons-ho.

by Janet

and yes I would like a copy of the book.

by Janet

Lots of love and wishing you a safe journey from start to finish - I look forward to the adventure. :-)

by Gabriole

here we go again. yes travel is amazing and I have been a lot of places too but not Morocco.My friend Geordie who has been living in Spain for the last year and back there again went there just about this time last year.He is a poet and loves to visit the graves of well known poets. Yeah weird but he is an amazing person. love Jean

by Jean McLaren

Travelling mercies to you both, as Anne Lamott would put it. I love the cover of your book and the authors so have not doubt that I will be equally impressed with the contents. Can hardly wait to sit down and read it myself over Christmas. And of course I will need a few extra copies. Very thankful to have you both in my life. Love,Trudy

by Trudy

Happy travels and "Happy Thanksgiving". I do want to order one of your books to put under the Xmas tree.
Looking forward to travelling along with you.

by Ute Ewert

Happy travels.
Yes - we would like a copy of your book.

by Diane

Thank you for your travel tips on the UK. We had a wonderful time. Looking forward to following your trip on-line. Safe travels! We do want to order your book as well. Cheers! Kathy & Terry

by Kathy

Hello there...so great to get your 1st commentary on yet another voyage..looking forward to "coming along" with you once again. Yes, Harv and I want to order a copy of the book. Whats the process?
love, Sharron and Harv

by Sharron

I am so excited for you and for us. Can't wait for the next blog. The book looks wonderful, can't wait to see it. Have a remarkable time. Sue

by Sue Fitzwilson

Lovely morning on the Island, but prospects for more won't match Moroccos prospects for sun. Bon voyage to you.

Blog fans take note, the book is a great haven from the rains of fall. Read and be transported.


Tom and Sumiko

by Tom Whalley

All the very best to you both!!!!

by Jenny Jose

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