Monday, July 1, 2013

Canada Day - Bike Ride

a stairway of clouds?

paths over salmon-bearing creeks
It was the Canada Day Bike Ride Torture-fest.  Alex lucked out:  he left early to hang out with his friends for the day.  Duncan was not so lucky... trapped by his parent into 'a nice little bike-ride'.  Well... we left at 11am, and got home at something like 6pm.  It was a full day! 

Duncan was a bit less than pleased to be setting out, but he held up.  The first photo was from our first rest stop after an uphill climb around Pkols (formerly "Mount Doug", now claiming back its original indigenous name).  Duncan is pointing out that the clouds in the sky look pretty much like a ladder, or staircase to the heavens.
bridge over not-so-troubled-waters

I gotta say... the bike trails in this town really are stellar.  Hard to believe the variety of places one can cycle through.  At times, it is the middle of the city, and then you are suddenly on a gravel path by farm fields, or passing a lake, or in the the middle of the woods, or driving along the ocean.  It was a pretty amazing trip.

Duncan wondering why anyone gave Rebecca a camera!
Cool moment in the woods on the Colquitz River Trail
Stopping for a drink (Pkols Mountain/aka Mount Doug) in the distance

Biking along the ocean


  1. Hello,

    Makes me want to buy a bike. Also makes me want to come to Victoria.

  2. Ditto and ditto. I shall make plans. I need three more salaries so that I can go on all these travels I have being planned in my mind. My eggs are too old to sell, and I do need two kidneys since my bladder is the pits...yep, three more salaries is my solution! TMI?!?