Well that was ‘kinda neat’.
500 miles safely under the belt. She was kind to us, three different coastlines, two cities, many wonderful people and mountains that stopped you in your tracks with their beauty. We swam in her oceans and lakes, ran through forested trails barefoot – just like the Indians, we kayaked around her islands, drank her local ale, smelt and tasted award winning wines, and danced in her streets to live music. Yep, Canada sure was kind to us.
Five days ago we left Victoria, and as cities go, it was a real treat. A city occupied by people that smile and say hello – which really took us by surprise. Slow paced with funky little stores and organic, vegetarian restaurants serving quinoa, kale and almond burgers.
We cycled through the empty streets as the sun rose, to catch the 6:10am crossing to Washington, USA. And now, after 300 miles, and five days, we are on our way to Portland, Oregon. A little saddle store, but in high spirits, we write this with rosy cheeks, full bellies, around a roaring campfire.
Life is beautiful right now.
Busy breathing the wild air.
Ross and Alice