At first the bike only had one pedal.
Then I was buried in an avalanche of avalanche translations (The Swiss client STILL HAS NOT PAID and stopped answering e-mails ;-(
Then I flew to and on Hawaii ;-)
Then The Holidays had to be survived.
|I go on the trip despite being greeted by this view in the morning !|
It's also still the Year of the Snake, which means I have to kick myself in the behind to get out of a warm room and brace the elements, because this is more likely to generate memorable experiences. Like frostbite.
I am writing the first bit at 9:48 am and the weather forecast calls for sunny skies with 4 degrees Celsius that are supposed to feel like -1. I spent 22 years of my life in Germany and never ran into the concept of Wind Chill. I hate living in the Arctic !
|Short stop in Dundarave: Nice, but I could live without the brown haze on the horizon ;-(|
|Reminders of yesterday's storm|
|wiggling back and forth under the highway|
|time to join the highway|
|Ferry toll booths visible to the right of that car; To the ferry it's all downhill from here ;-)(|
|Fish & Chips with a view|
|Nanaimo ferry leaving|
At the separate boarding path that people with bicycles or dogs use in Horseshoe Bay, I meet two ladies with a dog, who venture to the Sunshine Coast for the first time (I tell them that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING at Langdale for them to do but to take a bus to Gibsons). One of them came up for the holidays from Florida. She agrees that she maybe should have visited Vancouver in the summer ;-)
|Sunshine Coast ferry arriving|
|Leaving H-S Bay|
Another 15 kms with insane hills await me and I'm too tired to take more pictures.