Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Welcome to the Adventure

This blog stands as a journal of my adventurous motorcycle travels from Maine to the Southern most tip of South America. Thanks for all the support, prayers and love that many people freely gave. Thanks to the wonderful people that I met along the way. And great thanks to the beautiful land for sharing your stories.

This is the last and final entry of this blog. If I create another blog for a future adventures, I'll post the address on the left side with the other information.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Flights Home

I have been watching the earth and clouds pass by as I spent 5+ hours in the airplane. It's hard to believe that I rode that far, and I feel tired just thintking about it.

I'm looking forward to seeing Maine.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


May each of you be able to follow the voice of the divine within you
May your paths be paved with meaning and positive intentions.
May your hearts find peace and may your soul fulfill its purpose.
May you have the courage to follow your dreams.
May you have the strength to ask for help.
May you learn to cope with the contradictions of life.
May your smile be contagious.
May the earth benefit from your presence upon her.

With Blessings, Jamal

What's Next?


Tonight I’m due to begin the two day journey home. I'll fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires. Then from Buenes Aires to Bogata Columbia to NY to Portland Maine.

I’m looking forward to walking and canoeing around in the forests, rivers and lakes of Maine. This May, I’m planning on visiting with a native person in Maine who knows plant medicine. I’ll help him harvest plants and learn in the process.

In May, the Canoeing season with Mountain Spirit Journeys begins. I’ll guide trips on the Brownfield Bog, the St. John River, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and other places. I’m looking forward to this time on the water.

I’m going to be selling a bunch of my Carpentry tools. During my travels, when I saw construction, I got a sick feeling in my stomach. I don’t think I can stomach much more building, so it’s time to move on. I’ve got a bunch of tools for sale if anyone is interested. Plus, I need to pay off the debt from this trip.

I think I want to continue a blog on my wilderness adventures and travels. This way I can share the beautiful experiences of canoe travel in Maine and other outdoor activities.

I’m looking forward to the continuing unfolding and guidance that I receive from the divine. My life direction is collaboration between myself and spirit. I try to be open to this.

Visit to the end of the road

I finally got to go out to the Tierra Del Fuego National Park where the very end of the road is. It was strange being there without my motorcycle, but not having the bike allowed me to hike a long ways. I got dropped off at Ensenada Bay and I hiked west along the coast to the end of the road, which is at Lapataia Bay.

My camera didn’t work today, so I wasn’t able to take pictures. When I got to the end, I borrowed someone’s camera and put my memory stick in it to take some final pictures.
The ocean had some white caps from the wind and the sky was partly cloudy, partly sunny. The sun turned the shallow water near the shore a beautiful turquoise color.
I had many emotions as I thought of all I’ve been through and the life I’m returning to. I thought much about the changes that this trip has brought to my life.

I had a much better lunch today: fruit, cheese, bread, juice, hard boiled eggs, chocolate etc.

I stopped at one place and was amazed at the very bold wildlife. There were two large birds who were walking and pecking at the beach gravel. A small bird was doing the same thing and further inland, there were rabbits browsing on the vegetation. Later on I saw a beaver swimming around in a river.

The end of the road!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Emerald Lake

I bought a ticket for the National Park this morning. When the bus came, there was some confusion and the bus needed to take a dozen Israeli people to Emerald Lake. It didn’t matter to me, so I went along and got a free ride to Emerald Lake and saved my ticket to the National Park for tomorrow. It felt like a fortuitous event. I helped translate between the Israelis and the driver of the van.

It was a beautiful hike through the peat moss and alpine forests. There was deep mud in some spots and we all got a bit muddy. The rain sprinkled and then the sun came out. I saw a rainbow arching over the path that we had come.

We to go the National Park tomorrow and ride together. We’re meeting at 7am to enter the park before 8am when they start charging 50 pesos.

Now, I need to get dinner and food for tomorrow. I also need to buy the flight from NY to Portland.