Saturday July 5, 2014. Day 1

Vancouver to Anacortes, WA

We cycled 8kms!

We arranged to meet Maritia, Steve, Jade and Rhys at Terra Breads Cafe for a breakfast send-off. Chris and Shinyoung also joined in virtually while driving in the centre of Paris! After admiring J & R demonstrating their prowess on their new scooters, and Rhys on his bike, we said our goodbyes and headed for Olympic Village skytrain station. We are following Bicycling the Pacific Coast which takes us through the Gulf and San Juan Islands. We decided we didn’t need to cycle to Tsawwassen, so happily rode the skytrain and bus to the ferry terminal, just making the 12:00 boat. At Sidney, a few minutes along the Lochside Trail, we turned off to visit old friends, Kate and David, for a cup of tea. We caught the 5:50 ferry nearby to Anacortes, via Friday Harbour. Possible seals and numerous bald eagles were spotted, but no whales. Lois had kayaked from Sidney a number of years ago and was looking out for familiar landmarks. It was 8:30 by the time we arrived in Annacortes, Washington, to a brisk cool wind and a light rain. We passed through immigration and pedalled up the hill to the Ship Harbour Inn.

We are on the traditional territory of the Samish Indian Nation

 


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