Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

As we come to the end of 2012 and having survived the Mayan end of the world day, I want to wish all my readers and friends a Happy New Year and may 2013 bring all your wishes and even longer motorcycle adventures.  I also wish safe travels to all my friends on the road and may your return home be even better and more adventurous.

For me 2012 was a significant year.  I did what I had been dreaming for a long time, a 12,901 mile trip to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska with my new Yamaha Super Tenere.  I met wonderful people along the way, saw amazing scenery, reached the top of the Alaska Oil Pipeline in Prudhoe Bay, aka Deadhorse, and then rode south to Valdez to the end of the pipeline.  Rode through various National Parks in Canada and the USA, saw a few glaciers and countless wildlife.
2012 also brought a major change in my life, after countless years in the IT field I started a photography company, ran it for almost a year and then started an IT job again, so now I have two jobs and a lot less time to ride.
I have been slow blogging my trip to Alaska but I plan on completing the remaining days much faster in the new year.  Completing the blog of my trip is one of my resolutions for 2013.

I will end the year with some of the best pictures from the Alaska trip.

On Top of the world on the Dalton Highway


One of the "Welcome to Alaska" signs, this one is on "Top of the World Highway"


Coming back to the Yukon from Skagway, Alaska


"Top of the World Highway"


More of "Top of the World Highway", endless curves riding the top of the mountains


276km (172 miles) riding on "Top of the World Highway"


This day was one of the best riding days of my trip, "Top of the World Highway"


A little peace and quietness


Alaska Highway


Proceeding at my own risk in the Yukon


Leaving Dawson City, what a wonderful time I had there


All alone, spending time contemplating life on the way to Skagway, Alaska


What next? What will the future bring?



14 comments:

  1. Simply stunning pictures George. You must have had the time of your life on that trip.

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    1. Thanks buddy, you are already in 2013, I still have about 15 minutes left of 2012 :-)
      It was an amazing trip

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  2. By now, 2012 is behind you. Looking forward to more pictures from your road trip.

    Happy New Year and good luck on your new ventures.

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    1. Thanks Richard, if everything went as planned you should now be in 2013 too :-)
      I wish you warm weather for the new year

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  3. Happy New Year right back at you! I've really enjoyed reading of your Alaskan Adventures and really keen to get over that side of the world one day to give the Dalton a go!

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    1. Thanks Andrew. You should, it's an amazing adventure but it will make you want to do even longer ones afterwards and there lays the problem ;-)

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  4. Some more great pictures. Happy New Year George!


    Erik.

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  5. George, the pictures really showed the 'Top of the World.' I've enjoyed following your most awesome adventures in 2012 - Happy New Year and may 2013 bring even more adventure (though I'm not sure how one tops the top!)

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    1. You got a point, me thinks "Bottom of the World" would top "Top of the World" ;-)
      Something I have been thinking for a long time, how am I going to get the time.
      Happy New Year to you

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  6. Happy new year from atlant George, looking forward to reading the rest of your trip!

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    1. Happy New Year to you Roger. I saw on Facebook you were coming over, did you visit the Coca Cola Center already? You should have come in the summer, there are some amazing roads in that area

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  7. Happy new Year to you and your family George.

    I have enjoyed reading your blog all year and I am looking forward to reading about the rest of your epic trip.

    All the best to you in 2013.

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    1. Thanks Brandy, same to you guys. Video is being uploaded right now, will be up in a few minutes. All the best to you guys.

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