Travelling across Canada is admirable, but having travelled once by bicycle, and now walking, is a feat that few can cross off their bucket list in one lifetime.
Such ambitious voyages have been undertaken this past decade by Richard Zier-Vogel of Beaver Creek, Yukon, who was seen not once, but three times last week by Francis Weber.
Weber took photos of Zier-Vogel, 65, while he stopped for coffee in Springside and sat down to have a chat with him. Weber first saw Zier-Vogel on the highway at Lanigan. Then at Wynyard, then again the next day at Springside.
Zier-Vogel’s first journey across the country was nine years ago by bicycle. His current trip started March 3 2018, but due to an accident where he suffered a broken leg, he had to postpone his trip for six months while recuperating. He resumed on Nov. 28, 2018, and his aim is to reach Cape Spear, Newfoundland.
Zier-Vogel said he travels about 30 km per day; it took nine days to reach Springside from Saskatoon. His home in Beaver Creek is close to the Alaska-Yukon border.
You can follow Richard on Facebook at My Plod Pod. A full interview was also written by Denise Mozel for the Wynyard Advance Gazette