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Port Renfrew, V.I.
Juan de Fuca Strait is wilder on the Island side. Past Sooke, Hwy 14 deteriorates into the worst paved road I've ever traveled on. Top speed of 35 mph, and not often that. The bedroom TV let go on one of those unexpected bounces, winding up face down in the bed under a tangle of metal. Still works okay. Next time I get near a Home Depot, I think I'll replace it with a bookshelf. I haven't watched it once in the last two years.
And I've got internet access in my trailer. Telus, Verizon's partner, does a great job in the hinterlands of BC. The only towns I haven't been able to get on were Jasper and Lillooet, and there I could get voice. I wish the coverage was as good in the PNW. Maybe it's improved in the last couple of years, but used to the west coast of Washington might just as well been the far side of the moon, for cell coverage.
Satellite radio, both XM and Sirius, have also worked well. There's no fade out, no distortion. Either they come in perfect or they don't come in at all. The only trouble has been in tunnels and a couple of deep canyons.
Maybe I'll go up to Klalaloch, and take up a spot in the gravel pit they use for an overflow area. It's right on the beach, as I am now. But after PNWCO. No hurries, no worries, then. Yeah.
Being retired is harder than I thought. Mentally, I mean. Letting go of old habits, old hurries. I keep making up "work" to do. Gotta watch that. There's a rat race at the end of that road.
See you back in the USA.
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