|Langdale Ferry Terminal|
|Leaving the Mainland behind|
But how does the saying go? Man makes plans and God laughs? Only two weeks ago I had paid a rather hugeish sum to Evolution Bikes in North Vancouver to have the Bosch motor of my electric bike replaced by a brand new motor to eliminate an ANNOYING SOUND that I can only describe by likening it to the sound of a paint spray can being shaken. Know that little steel ball inside those cans and the noise it makes when you shake the can?
|Departure Bay seen from the other side. The Steel Ball Noise is back !!!!|
That sound upsets me so much that I stop paying attention the map on my phone, with the result that I end up riding 16 km to Darlene's Island View B&B instead of the normal 11 km. But after a glass of peach Chardonnay (!) with Darlene, the world balances out again. And the deer walking from house to house to eat the freshest flowers doesn't hurt either ;-)
I make the mistake to go to Piper's Pub close to the B&B for dinner. As soon as I am greeted by the waitresses, I sense in the depth of my memory banks some bad memory from last year. The waitresses are overworked so it's not really their fault.
When I ask whether there is a trick to get the Piper's Pub Wifi working, I am told that their Wifi is acting up a little 'at the moment'. Then I remember: That's exactly what they said 14 months ago. FIX THE FRIGGIN WIFI, you LOOSERS ! The local seafood in a 'tomato and vegetable saffron broth' does actually have some seafood in it, but the tomatoes are out of a can. PFUI. No, I do not want to prevent any customers from being enchanted by the Piper's flute, I just want to remember next year when I come here, NOT to go there again ;-)
Darlene's B&B is about 150 meters from the beach and there is a beach access right at the end of her street. She had told me how gorgeous the sunsets at the beach can be, but I was not quite prepared for this harvest of pictures:
|The difference a bird can make ;-)|