Relaxing at the " Ridge "

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Last Leg Home

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After two weeks of CanAm camping, we finally made it to " The Ridge " where we call home for the time we spend in Canada. Many thanks to the great people at CanAm RV for tucking us in for the past two weeks.


Sunrise

As this was the last leg of our journey home, it is time for my last road rating for our travels. The main roads travelled on Friday were Hwy's 401, 19, 86, 6 & 4. All put together, I am giving them an average of 8 out of 10.
Frosty morning


Fired up our new generator


As I did last year , here are some statistics of mileage and  fuel for our winter. Since we left last Oct. 24, 2017, we have travelled 6663.7 km./10354.3 mi., used 3620.1 liters/956.3 gal. of diesel fuel with an average of21.7 l/100km/ 10.8 mpg. We travelled farther this winter than last winter with a .3 mpg better fuel avg.

Early morning flight

My cargo trailer survived the winter

This wraps up my posts on our winter travels for 2017/2018. Thanks for following along and your comments. Stay tune for posts about our summer adventures.

Taken from the top of the Ridge

Beautiful blue sky




 

15 comments:

  1. It was a wonderful winter we all had, now you will soon be able to get to the "top" of the ridge and enjoy your summer.

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    1. Yes it was a wonderful winter and with the strong sun over the next few days, I am hoping to be at the top of the Ridge on Wednesday, fingers and toes crossed.

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  2. According to your numbers you did a lot more driving this year than last. Bet you can hardly wait to get things set up for the summer. Just a few more days and you'll be exchanging the snow shovel for the broom.

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    1. Yes more driving than last year, but certainly worth it. With the sun shining the way it is, I hope by Wednesday we are sitting in our spot at the top of the Ridge.

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  3. Glad you made it Safely Home.
    Too much going on for us to run numbers this year.
    Enjoy your time at the Ridge.

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks guys, I sure things will settle down for you and you will be able to run some numbers. We are hoping that your trailer gets fixed sooner than later and it is back on your site before you know it.

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  4. Bill, you used a little more diesel fuel than our trawler "Diesel Duck" could hold. Our tank capacity was 3000 litre and when we filled up in Venezuela it cost us $36.00! Yep, for US$12.00 you could buy two 24 packs of "Polar" beer (excellent beer) or, you could purchase 1000 litre diesel fuel. What would you buy? ha, ha.
    As a point of interest: we paid for 1 litre diesel fuel in French Guyana 1.80 Euro.
    Benno

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    1. Wouldn't it be nice if we could fill up here for $36.00. I'm not a beer drinker, but I know a few that would love to buy two 24 packs for that price.
      We have to remember though, we are better off then most of those countries, wouldn't you say.

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  5. That's pretty good fuel mileage for such a big rig! Good driving skills!!
    Enjoy the Ridge .. it sure looks beautiful, in spite of the snow!!

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    1. Thanks Nancy, I am pleased with the fuel mileage. The Ridge is a beautiful spot, even with the snow.

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  6. Glad to read you made it home to the Ridge and are tucked in safe and sound. I am sure it feels good to be there. Great picture of the ducks on the pond.
    We have all the receipts just not sure we want to add them up...:)

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    1. Thanks guys, yes it does feel good to be here. Hoping by end of day, Wednesday, we are in our spot at the top of the Ridge.
      Yes can be scary when you look at the costs, but still a good thing to do.

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  7. You might want to double check the mile/km thingy. We ended up doing 10k miles or 16k km. Milage was similiar but we got better milage when we in the northern states, 10.3mpg vs. 10.8mpg. I can't explain the variance, maybe better quality diesel in the northern states. Brian

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    1. All the numbers came from the dash read out of the trucks computer and I find the numbers to be accurate, even the fuel consumption. I have heard that the quality of the fuel can vary from state to state, but doubt it would be a significant amount.
      I do need to mention that the gallon number is U.S. gallons. That is equal to 796.3 Canadian gallons. 1 Can. gallon = 1.20095 U.S. gallon.

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  8. Wow. Lots of miles. Love the new generator.

    Enjoy your summer.

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