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.
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We rode along the North Shore of Indian Arm, massive shipping freight terminals on our left and the mountains on our right.  (For the mountain bikers among you, it’s that North Shore, and we rode past Cove Bikes, which actually used to be in Deep Cove.)  If you look closely, you can see Vancouver in the distance here, past the big storage tanks.
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Eventually, we passed under Lion’s Gate bridge, the gateway to Vancouver harbour, built originally by the Guinness family to open up the North Shore for property development.  The areas they developed are still known as the English Properties.
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After this, we rode round the coast to Horseshoe Bay, the ferry terminal for the Vancouver Island ferry.  And yes, people, the white bits on the mountains in the distance are snow.
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And then over to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island.  The weather was cool, but sunny throughout.
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By the way, the Canucks lost the hockey game.
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On to the Gulf Islands tomorrow.

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