|Bird in tidal river bed along Lochside Trail|
|Yet another bus on the horizon ;-)|
When the ferry arrives, it is packed with cyclists !
|Leaving Swartz Bay|
|Meeting the ferry going the other way in the tightest location along the way|
|One last look at Vancouver Island|
|From Tsawwassen Causeway|
I have the choice between River Road, which runs along the northern edge of Delta along the Fraser River, and a road that runs along the southern edge of Delta, along the water. So I turn off the main roads, and proceed along a road that has free-running guard dogs and signs mentioning video surveillance, private use only, etc etc. Destination is the Delta Dyke road.
|Where local blueberries are coming from|
|I must look like easy prey because it keeps circling over me|
|A last look along the mud before heading North|
|Both sides are utterly fascinated by each other ;-)|
Then I make another discovery. Instead of having to cycle North along some dirty loud main road, I discover that there is something called a Regional Greenway (see insert in map), which would get me from here to New Westminster along even terrain (almost everywhere) through nice scenery !
Then I follow some ill-placed bike-path signs (actually: I trust Google Maps on my cell phone) to very suddenly emerge from the greenery and stare flabbergastedly at the Alex Fraser Bridge looming ahead and above.
As if I wasn't tired enough already, this jumper bouquet disperses any remnants of energy I might have had.
I make it across 3 bridges to 22nd Street (Avenue?) Skytrain Station in East Burnaby (West New Westminster?). Skytrain takes me to Burrard station for $2.75 (It's a weekend ;-), and after cycling through Stanley Park and over Lions Gate Bridge I am home again !