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Seattle to the Pacific Ocean at Westport

Three days in one !  Bargain.  An early ferry over to Bremerton on a blue day.  It was so clear, Mount Rainier (pronounced Ran-ear) put in an appearance.     On the boat we meet a number of cyclists, including a group of three who are riding supported from Seattle to San Francisco in 11 […]

(Not) Beerless in Seattle

Up the next morning for a quick ride into town,and then a ferry over to Seattle.  Good views on the way.     We’re staying at the Hostelling International American Hotel, just inside Chinatown, a short ride from the ferry terminal.     Walked to REI to buy some kit.  Paul has to replace his […]

Friday Harbour to Fay Bainbridge State Park

Another blue sky morning and we got an early ferry from Friday Harbour.  On the ferry we met a chap commuting to work in Anacortes who recommended a good route out of town.  Good idea we thought, and it was a nice route along the Tommy Thompson trail avoiding some of the main road route. […]

Orca and Kayaking on San Juan Island

We decided to stay for three nights on San Juan to allow us to cycle round the island and look for whales at “possibly the best land-based point for observing orca in the world”, and spend a day kayaking.   So off we went.  Well, after messing around on the internet for an hour in […]

Ganges in Canada to Friday Harbour in the US, via Sidney

Two days in one, because we spent a lot of time waiting around for ferries, and didn’t do a lot of cycling. As we spent two extra days in Vancouver, the ferry schedule has flipped to the summer times, and so there’s not a ferry to Friday Harbour until 5:55pm tomorrow. It rained overnight in […]

Nanaimo to Ganges, on Saltspring Island (with more pictures of Paul, by special request)

Not a particularly early start from the Painted Turtle guesthouse, after a jolly nice breakfast at the place round the corner.     Lovely and sunny again, and quiet roads to start with until we join Canada Highway 1, heading south.  This is a large dual carriageway, but with a massive wide shoulder, and helpful […]

Deep Cove to Nanaimo

Up bright and early for a Canadian bacon sandwich to fortify us for the first day of the trip !  We started riding at about 7:45am, and here’s a picture of the first mile, Deep Cove Road, leading us into North Vancouver.     We rode along the North Shore of Indian Arm, massive shipping […]

Bath to Vancouver

Bikes boxed, panniers packed, off to Heathrow for our flight to Vancouver.     We’re staying with friends in the rather beautiful Deep Cove, part of North Vancouver.  It’s on Indian Arm, which is where you get to if you pass through Vancouver Harbour and keep going up the inlet.  It is water-sports heaven.   […]