WIDE OPEN ROAD
These regions are blessed with wind during the summer months and are warm and sunny. The potential for a windsurfing holiday was growing. Then I remembered the clips from the Windsurfing movie 2 which included Cape Mondocino, Pistol River and The Gorge. All of a sudden a trip to Canada looked like it had huge potential. Then I discovered that on Vancouver Island in Canada, there are loads of places to sail there and just like the Gorge it’s windy every day. Needless to say tickets were booked, flying out from San Francisco and returning from Vancouver….a road trip was born!
We arrived in San Francisco tired and weary after a long flight, made all the more pleasant by our good friends at Virgin Atlantic who didn’t charge a penny for all my gear! San Francisco is an amazing city full of all sorts of eclectic people from all over the pace. We had a couple of days doing the touristy stuff before heading up the coast on the legendary Highways 1 and 101. A couple of hundred miles North out of San Francisco and you are in a totally different world to modern day America. Everything becomes remote and you soon become aware of how big this country is.