Category Canada

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Three

July 26 – 29 As planned, we set out the next morning on the bikes ready to explore as much of this bike friendly city as we could.  Heading north on the bike path two blocks away from the house to just shy of Burrard Bridge, then left along the shoreline all the way out […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Two

July 26 – 29 Sleeping that first night we discovered a couple of downsides to our Chic Airbnb, one correctible and one not so much.  The non-changeable was that in many homes on the west coast don’t have air conditioning (ours in L.A. doesn’t) and we were visiting during a very warm period of the […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part One

July 26 – 29 The ferry for Anacortes was due to leave around 11am, which gave us time to break camp and get to the terminal a little early to make sure we were in line to board, thinking there’d be a place nearby where we could grab some coffee and food while killing time […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – San Juan Island, Part One

July 17 – 20 The drive up to Sidney didn’t take long and with about two hours before sailing we located the dock from which we’d depart and then drove a mile or so into downtown to look for a place to eat.  It’s a nice little spot on the island, a few blocks crowded […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Victoria, Part Three

July 14 – 16 With another glorious morning ahead of us (good weather would follow us the whole trip) we set out on the bikes on a route laid out in a cycling map that our campground host loaned me.  We’d end up with 26.5 miles in total and almost circle the peninsula. The first […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Victoria, Part Two

July 14 – 16 We’d opted for the in-camp breakfast the next morning which for us included the Belgian Waffles (1 waffle using their free-range eggs served with homemade berry sauce and syrup with whipped cream) and the scrambled eggs (2 free-range eggs scrambled, Canadian Bacon and 2 slices of homemade toast with homemade jam), […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Victoria, Part One

July 14 – 16 With a three hour drive ahead of us to clear customs and catch our 12:45 ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, we wanted to leave plenty of time for Jenny Manetta to bugger things up, we made sure we were out the door by 8:00am.  Just before hitting the road we […]