Return to the North

Isla Mujeres is a lost paradise. I was the flip of a coin from being stuck there forever. Beach front hostel, blue caribean ocean, white sand beaches, travelers from around the world and a 20 km paved highway looping the island for the bike. I pulled myself away from the place before it was too late and on Sunday morning I found myself driving through Canmore in a snowstorm. I figured I had heldout long enough down south to have avoided such a thing but mother nature was waiting for me. So were the cops. 2 hrs after getting off the plane I found myself with a $150 speeding ticket. When the cop asked how fast I was going or what the speed limit was I came up blank. After being in the freedom of central america where virtually nobody is liable for anything they do I was brought back to Canadian reality in a hurry. I am now off to visit my Dad in the mountains to chop firewood and drive tractors until I can figure out how to function in such a proper country again.

2 Comments on “Return to the North”

  • Ronald J March 31st, 2009 7:02 pm

    Hello Cory.. back to the reality, is a shame that you had a speed ticket… with US$ 150 , you can buy a lot delicius Costa Rican Cajetas.. good luck in Canada and keep us in touch!

  • Jean Ann McKirdy April 23rd, 2009 3:49 pm

    Yes, “proper Canada”. Can’t beat the backwoods though. Welcome home.

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