In 1949, at the age of twenty, Barbara Kingscote left her farm in Mascouche, Quebec and set out for the Pacific Ocean on horseback. With only $100, three maps, a camera, camping gear and a .22 rifle, Barbara rode her little black mare, Zazy, across Canada. The journey took her 16 months. This was a considerable feat as there was no transcontinental highway in those days. The morning of her departure she stopped at a friend’s house in rural Quebec to say goodbye, and this photo was taken. Barbara later wrote about her journey in her book “Ride the Rising Wind” which can be purchased online at amazon.ca or goodreads.com.