With the sun on our backs and spirits high…

We cruised into Nanaimo on a warm and cloudless day stopping at a sushi bar for a quick bite. A large screen showed Germany had Brazil by the throat with a 3-0 lead. By the time we’d chosen a table that was 5-0 and Rich’s prediction that Germany would win the World Cup was one…

Officially on our way

We felt a bit like kids leaving home for the first time as we struck out on our own. Our first destination was the beautiful Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay. We locked up the bikes and lumbered our panniers into a locker. What to do with our gear when we stop is an ongoing question.…

Vancouver Island – Victoria

Our last day in Vancouver was another beautiful day which started early with a ride around spectacular and deserted Stanley Park. Although the sun is up at 5.30 am, seems like most Vancouverites don’t venture out onto the cyle/walk paths until late in the morning. This serene start to the day was soon to come…

Vancouver and beyond…

This adventure is about two people, two bikes and a rough plan to across one big country. It has it’s genesis in another adventure we took with our children about ten years ago which included a bus trip from Kelowna, through the Rockies to Calgary. The majestic mountains captivated us, then a friend told us…