Thursday, June 08, 2006

Vancouver Island

I left Flo at a shop in Anacortes and loaded some essential in paniers on my bike. From there a combination of ferries and rainy, beautiful rides, and a chance encounter with Mr. A. Keshoggi, brought me to Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island. My friend Glenn owns a kayak shop there and lives nearby with Caire and their 3.9 kids. This was homebase for some island explorations by bike and kayak. We also made it to the Vancouver Island Whitewater Festival, and I was able to run the swolen Puntledge River a couple times. The return trip was sunnier and fantastic. I just barely caught the only ferry of the day between VI and Anacortes, and was lucky enough to see a big pod of Orcas on the way back.

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