Big Crazy Family Adventure Leg 1 & Leg 2 Pictures

On Legs 1 and 2 of their 13,000-mile journey, the Kirkby family travels from Kimberley, British Columbia, to Busan, South Korea. See their pictures from the road, including Bodi’s sketches!

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Photo By: Bruce Kirkby

Goodbye British Columbia, Hello India!

Bodi Kirkby helps his family pack the car for the road trip from Kimberley to the Columbia River, where they will canoe 100 miles to their next stop, the Rocky Mountaineer train, which they’ll ride to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Canoeing Down the Columbia River

Bruce's view from the canoe as he and Christine paddle down the Columbia River.

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi recaps the day with a journal entry sketch of fishing on the Columbia River.

Fishing in the Columbia River

Bodi stands along the banks of the Columbia River, pole in hand, fishing.

All Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train

Christine, Bodi and Taj (standing in front of Christine) wave to the oncoming Rocky Mountaineer train in Golden, British Columbia. Related: World's Best Family Train Trips

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi sketches his impression of the approaching Rocky Mountaineer train.

Breathtaking Views from the Rocky Mountaineer

Christine and Taj take in the breathtaking views of the Golden countryside from aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. The train is taking the Kirkbys to Vancouver, where they will visit with Bruce’s family for a few days before boarding the Hanjin Ottawa container ship bound for Busan, South Korea.

Goodbye, for Now, Vancouver

Bodi takes in the view from aboard the Hanjin Ottawa container ship as it slowly travels under the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver.

Bodi's Journal Entry

Bodi captures the trip with his journal sketches for Day 9, boarding the Hanjin Ottawa, and Day 10, setting out underneath Lions Gate Bridge.

Hanjin Nears Russia

Bruce captures a misty shot of another container ship gliding along in the distance past a Russian mountain range. The green of the shore was the first sign of land the family had seen in over two weeks and was very welcome sight! 

Busan's Jagalchi Fish Market

Busan or bust! The Kirkbys arrive in Busan, South Korea, after 2 weeks. They take the opportunity to stretch their legs and explore the city’s Jagalchi Fish Market.

Bodi's Journal Sketch

Bodi captures a moment he remembers from the Jagalchi Fish Market.

Dinner Prep in Seoul

Christine prepares dinner for the boys in their second homestay in Seoul.

Bodi's Journal Sketch

Bodi’s journal sketch captures his time on the Hangang River Ferry Cruise.

En Route to Qingdao, China

The Kirkby family travels on the overnight Weidong Ferry en route to Qingdao, China.

Welcome to Qingdao, China

Bodi and Taj hang out in the Weidong Ferry Station in Qingdao, China, while Christine and Bruce are nearby making transportation arrangements for their next destination.