We set off from Prince George at the usual time and pulled into a petrol station for some fuel. There had obviously been some sort of infestation overnight as this was part of the petrol station canopy. Covered in moths. Weird !
|It's a bugs life|
|The view whilst fixing the rear brake.|
Tuesday 9th July 2013 Miles Today 208 Total 13,303
We set off towards Whistler. An Olympic winter ski resort. The views on the last 100 miles or so got very pretty.
WE stopped for a bite to eat and a fill up an this Guy pulled in behind us. He is the first RCMP (Mounty) we have seen on bike. He said he has been having fun all day ticketing car drivers for phoning and texting whilst driving. Good lad.
|I always get my man !|
|The view towards Whistler|
|Looking the other way at the log jam.|
|Whistler main square|
|Looking the other way with the Olympic symbol and the snowless ski runs in the background.|
Wednesday 10th July 2013 Miles Today 123 Total 13,426
We drove the final 100km into Vancouver and our first port of call was the tourist information to find details of ferries to Vancouver Island and then to a camping shop to get some better (thicker) sleeping mats.
|Vancouver is very modern and clean|
We succeeded in sorting out our camping gear but almost got Wallace towed away from outside the shop. Despite paying the meter fee, the parking was only allowed till 3pm. Something not made obvious by the machine that readily took our money. A guy in the shop saw us in our bike gear and said "is that your bike outside, its about to get towed" I ran outside and the tow truck was just waiting for police authority to tow it. Close call.
Then we set off for the ferry terminal and jumped on the ferry to Vancouver island.
|Vancouver Island under the low sun.|
|This is how they cart their timber about.|
Once on the island the first priority was to find a campsite. On the way we saw a Racoon in someones front garden.
|Not a good piccy but a Racoon never the less.|