Bomb discovered on BC Ferries Vessel
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When I came back to the hotel (unexploded) and looked in the bathroom mirror, a dark stranger looked back at me. Cycling every day in sunny weather can have that effect.
The day starts going odd this morning at the hotel. There is some kind of a Girl's Rugby Contest on a sports field near by and all these over-estrogened teenage mutants seem to stay in my motel, scream their hearts out when they jump into the pool (read: constantly) or shout at their mates in the rooms across the court yard. Oh what Joy!
Yes, I'm in THIS MOOD again. There must be some kind of way out of here !!!!
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Since it's free anyway, I get off the SkyTrain at Commercial Drive to eat some sushi and consume some white wine. Broadway Station Sushi has undergone a strange transition. Prices went up, filling ratio of the wine glass went down, and quality of service evaporated in a puff of smoke. Too bad, this had been a great place for 10 years.
Then it's the SkyTrain to the end of the line again. The most direct way to Abbotsford leads along the Fraser Hwy, but I have enough of the noise and stink of cars and follow the bike path under the power lines in an Eastern direction. Good choice
I have to cross several major roads and am glad I'm not in a car
|I'm not crossing the bridge but wonder whether and how they charge toll for bicycles|
It is this or another intersection when I am treated to the infernal spectacle of three (3) 18-wheelers standing abreast at a red light and simultaneously accelerating when the lights turn green. Hell couldn't be any worse!
Somewhere before reaching Fort Langley I loose the Wind Mobile signal (and it doesn't even come back in Fort Langley). This might be co-responsible for me getting lost in Derby Reach instead of heading straight for Fort Langley.
Google maps works and informs me that I still have 35 km to my hotel ;0( oops, the battery isn’t going to make it. Will I be sitting in the shade at the side of a gas station while my battery charges?
|The Rocky Mountaineer is not moving at all when I pass it|
|The Fraser River from close up (try that on the Highway)|
All of a sudden I am in a part of Abbotsford without barely any cars, just agricultural land with a couple of farmers in trucks or on tractors. It is still QUIET here.
|Bike path on a dyke|
I should have recharged my battery when I ate Sushi in Vancouver because about 3 km from my hotel, the BPS decides that the battery is empty and I experience what it is like to pedal a fully loaded e-bike uphill without battery assistance (It's called pushing ;-).