Brian Passmore


From the Apollo in Thunder Bay we headed along the shores of lake Superior once more to Sault Ste Marie. We camped out at the same campground where we had spent our very first night of the tour. It was a nice way to bookend the trip. Until this tour, I had never really travelled by car so extensively. It was a great experience. Seeing so much of the country has given me a new appreciation and understanding of Canada. Just getting a sense of how big this country is has in a strange way made it feel smaller. I don’t think going to Kingston will ever feel like a long drive again. One of the things I love about travelling to new places is the constant flow of new experiences. It has a way of slowing down time while it’s happening and at the same time, once it’s over it seems to have passed by in the blink of an eye.

The people along the way were wonderful. Thank you to everyone who came to the shows, gave us a meal or a place to sleep for the night, to old friends and new friends who made the trip the amazing experience it was.

Finally, thank you to my travelling companion and band mate Rob Webster. I came up with the idea to drive to Dawson City and across Canada last winter and he was the one who made it happen. His tireless work of booking shows, planning routes and drive times, and finding places to eat or crash for the night made things go off without a hitch. All the while he restrained from punching me in the mouth for 14,000Km of my clueless questions: Where are we? What highway is this again? How do you spell the name of that lake we camped at last night? What time are we playing tonight? When do we have to get up tomorrow? And on and on and on. It’s been a blast.

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