Reunited with my notebook.

My journal travel companion is a notepad gifted by a beloved friend. Roughly the size of a passport it's blank beige pages are bound between two almost leather-like covers. At the end of each day, this trip from Alaska to California is well documented with notes and sketches. The entries are invaluable to me as it is a trace of my experience and the tool with which I compose the web blog. The notepad also important as it contains the quantity of each day's endmileage covered. You can imagine the shock when I realized this notebook was missing from my front handlebar bag. A fellow cycle tourist who was traveling some distance behind me caught up and claimed he had seen a 'passport looking wallet' on the road's shoulder. That was all I needed to hear. Without hesitation I re-traced my route 20km back as a last resort. I found no trace of the notebook. These instances have a way of getting one down, but I took the occasion calmly. Another cost of the tour I thought. Little did I know. Two days later I came across two sisters who I had met in Prince George. They were bicycling across Canada on the same route as I. 'George!', said the one with the green Surly steel frame, 'Hey, did you loose your notebook?!' Yes, thank you and may good karma guide your way across Canada I wished the two sisters. With the notebook back in hand, I write to you now this entry of good news.

4 comments:

  1. George, A similar thing happened to our friend Jon.... you should ask him about what to do with a found sketchbook sometime. -pc

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  2. glad you found it!! soooo much stuff in it, so helpful to you, good memories and info kept for ever.

    mother

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  3. I dream of my lost sketch book being returned to me magically. Chronicling travel from 2003-05, it was packed in a backpack lost by the airline somewhere between Nantucket and Washington.

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  4. Shall I tell the world of how many things of mine grew legs and simply ran away from me by the end of the EU trip?

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