10. New Year’s Eve

We have been and are being in such amazing places. The more remote we are the more friendlier (if it’s at all possible) the people are. We came across the wonderful Native people up north. It was very exciting however somewhat a bit sad to see how they live (although some say it’s an improvement) but first of all it was very humbling when they let us in to their lives and shared some stories with us. Up north we also had a chance to see the wild life which is still very much part of the Cree and the Inuit’s lives. Our number one spot was a grey wolf! We couldn’t believe our eyes and felt very lucky to have this unbelievable chance to see one in the wild. We love animals and this really was the highlight. Besides one morning when a couple of pretty-looking little birds joined us for breakfast and ended up eating out from our hands. (we were inside sticking our hands out the window in minus 16 but was worth it)

We’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in a town called Hearst, Ontario. Simple little logging and foresting town but got a funky retro Motel (we’re staying at their rare car park) This is the only place at this part of the Province where you can have a few beers (pretty pricey but gotta have a couple of beers at New Year’s Eve)
Alcohol is government controlled pretty much all over Canada (except Quebec) and it’s rare to find a place with booze license so we decided to stick this motel for the night besides, they are very friendly and let us use their guest facilities.

We’ll be heading South West from now on in more populated areas and will be crossing the border to the US in a few days.

Once again, wishing you all a very very happy New Year.