It is blessedly warm, and Vancouver gives me a good first impression. Lots of parks and green spaces, lots of cycle ways, beautiful scenery in every direction and cyclists everywhere.
|Vancouver looking out to the bay.|
|Looking back to Vancouver.|
It was a hard ride from the airport to the campground and we got lost a few times. The trip was supposed to be 25kms but ended up taking us 38kms. But we got here just before dark. There is a sign on every doorway saying that a Bear was in the park last week and to take extreme care. God blimey!!!
We did a cycle ride of the city on our day off before cycling. There is a great ‘seawall’ walk / cycle way around the peninsula. It was very beautiful, and a credit to the city council for building it. I found a decent bike shop to replace my spare bike shorts – I bought my worn out ones by mistake, really they were too obscene to be seen in riding across Canada. I also found some Anti chaff chamois cream – I will not tour without this brilliant stuff. Niel found a shop to get his primus fuel. And we made a start on ridding ourselves of the winter flab and white pasty skin.
Good bye the Pacific we are off inland for the next 9 to 10 weeks.