From Port Angeles to Portland

Récit de notre périple quotidien du 3 au 20 avril 2013 (pour les francophones!!!)

« Debout à 4h30 du matin pour reprendre le ferry de Saltspring Island vers l’Ile de Vancouver, puis bus vers Victoria. Notre retard pour prendre le ferry vers Port Angeles, USA, nous évite le trop de questions à la douane. Je craignais ce passage mais les cyclistes fous ne sont pas trop des personnes suspectes. Traversée ensoleillée avec vue sur le massif des Olympiques, notre prochaine destination. Lire la suite

The Super Redwoods, World Heritage Witnesses of Ancient Times

After a cold night in the Elk Prairie campground in the Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, we had the chance to meet on the ground M. Keith Bensen, biologist at the US National Park Service. He testified the twisty history of the redwoods while we were walking among these huge living beings…

Biology of the Incredible Redwoods

At the bottom of a Giant redwood with Biologist Keith Bensen

At the bottom of a Giant redwood with Biologist Keith Bensen

The Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), whose common names include coast redwood or giant redwood, is an evergreen, long-lived tree living 1200–1800 years or more. This species includes the tallest trees living now on Earth, reaching up to 379 feet (115.5 m) in height (without the roots) and up to 26 feet (7.9 m) in diameter at breast height. Lire la suite

The Stanford Inn: Experience the Sustainability as a Big Picture

Maybe one of our most comfy stay of the trip so far. After some long days of cycling without giving you lots of news, we are back!

Searching for some sustainable tourism examples  in California, the Sur la Route du Patrimoine Projet’s Team read and heard about the Stanford Inn – by the sea, located in the lovely neighbourhood of the archetypal North-American village of Mendocino, Mendocino County, California. We have heard that the Mendocino County is very slow, organic-food oriented and more generally very conscious and committed to a good quality of life. Did you know that the Mendocino County is the only part in the USA where it is illegal to grow GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms)? Lire la suite