THE LAST DITCH An Englishman returned after twenty years abroad blogs about liberty in Britain
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In an out of state state of mind

Way to go Washington

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Formerly the world's greatest waterfall, far bigger than Niagara
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Your humble blogger
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Americans messing about in boats on what remains of the primieval flood
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My route so far. The current status is always available to you by clicking the link in the "held" post that will remain at the head of the blog while the journey continues
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Targets met. Fun had.
I didn't know what to expect of Washington State, except perhaps a disappointment after the Dakotas, Montana and - to my surprise - Idaho. I didn't get one. Yes, there was a long drive through wheatfields that set me up to think I was going to find it hard to stay awake, but then I gained some altitude again to visit the Dry Falls in the State Park of that name.

This was a recommendation from a reader, AMB, to whom my profound thanks are due. It was an educational experience. It was also a beautiful drive. Route 2 (on which I shall continue my journey West tomorrow) was very pleasing. The locals at the park, several of whom I was chatting to as they took pictures of themselves posing with Speranza, encouraged me to believe there were very few cops in the area and that I could "open her up". This, as a respectful guest, I didn't do, but I did have a more relaxing drive because of their reassurances.

No new state tomorrow. Washington is it for a few days, because tomorrow it's a whole new country. I have never driven in Canada before and I am looking forward to it. I am visiting JMB and meeting "the Old Scientist" for the first time. She and I will also meet Cascadian for coffee on Monday. So it's to be a Last Ditch blogmeet in the Great White North.

Speranza had done 20,688 miles before she came to America. She has added almost 9,000 to that total already and I am not yet at the half-way point. It seems my calculations of a total trip of 12,500 miles were a bit awry. She is booked in with Ferrari Vancouver to take a look at her at 0830 on Monday and I shall discuss it with them.

I will complete this expedition, deo volenti, but I may need to build an extra service stop into it at some point. In the meantime, back to the only downside of the whole affair; doing my own laundry.

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