I am a 52-year old graphic designer, living on the Isle of Arran, just off the west coast of Scotland. I live with my son, Carter (12), and there are vague promises of a dog in the not too distant....

I was born in Canada. My parents met and married in Montreal. Canada has been a very important link to our past and remains so today.

If you've read the welcome page, you already know what this trip is about, but here's a little more about it:

Pacific Coast Highway, California.

I have driven 2000 miles of the Trans Canada before; but more recently, I've driven throughout California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Texas. These trips have been annual, since 1997.

In May 2018 I will fly to Newfoundland, via Nova Scotia. I will collect a car from St John's and drive to  the "Mile One" marker on the Atlantic coast. Then it's a very long drive to Victoria, British Columbia. I will pass through forests, prairies and the Rocky Mountains. Then I turn around and make the return trip.

It makes sense to take lots of video and photographs, to talk to people en route and to note down the experiences. After that, a book will be published later in the year to celebrate the trip. It'll be one of very few books on the Trans Canada Highway currently available. 

I have a lot of experience in driving long distances. I have totalled over 100,000 miles in America over the past 20 years, many trips involving 5000 miles in 10 days. It is so much easier than driving in the UK and there are always things to tempt you to stop for a break.