Day 7 – I biked around the lower half of Vancouver Island near Victoria yesterday. It was another beautiful day with temperatures in the 70s and a cool ocean breeze. First I went to the Upper Lands where all of the retired rich folk live. It was full of windy roads and big old houses. I popped out on the coast next to the Royal Yacht Club. Then I followed Beach Street along the water snaking back toward downtown. Mt. Baker showed itself again in the background. Islands stretched for miles. I eventually made it to James Bay where they have a little dockside village of store fronts. From there I ended back in front of Parliament and the harbor.
Later in the day my host and new friend, Joy, took me and another friend, Mo, on a tour of Chinatown that she was giving. It’s a small Chinatown but it has some rich history and Joy did an amazing job making everyone laugh as they learned. We had an authentic Chinese meal and after the tour we went downtown to watch the symphony and fireworks in celebration of British Columbia Day.
Canada has been fun and I met a lot of great people. I can’t wait to visit again some day, but right now I’m on the ferry ride back to the USA.
This photo I’m posting was from my bike ride from Vancouver to Victoria. It’s another tug pulling logs down a river under a railroad track. I think I finally got some worthy picks of Victoria from the ferry as we pulled out. I’ll get them up soon. Till then, enjoy this one!
(Repost of my 2014 Pacific Coast Tour Instagrams)