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May 24, 2016 - last stop

We've come to Sidney, a suburb of Victoria which lies on a peninsula just north of the capital. It is a major transportation hub and we're here to take the ferry back to Washington state. An international airport, another big ferry that takes people to Vancouver and some smaller ones that link little islands are also here. Back in the day a railroad was also in the picture. Originally, we thought about taking the ferry that goes into Vancouver and traveling on into British Columbia to the Okanagon Valley, but we're running out of time....

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Sep 2, 2013 - To Canada and Back

Did you know there is a National Bison Range north of Missoula, Montana? We found it sort of by accident, but had a wonderful day there. It covers about 33,000 acres and is by a beautiful valley which hundreds of thousands of years ago was the bottom of Lake Missoula which in turn was formed from glacial runoff at the end of the last ice age. To experience the range, there is a 19 mile gravel road that twists around mountains and through grasslands above the valley. Fortunately it is a one-way road with plenty of pull offs for picture...

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Aug 27, 2012 - Lochside trail

Aug. 27, 2012 This morning we got out and rode with Deb's bike group, the Pedal Pushers, up the Lochside Trail to Sidney and back. Fun people, a leisurely trip, and beautiful country. A very busy trail, with several groups, as evidenced by their matching tee shirts. We stopped by a local farm and bought some great sweet corn!

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Summer Trip 2012

Aug 3, 2012 - Day 1-the beginning

We left home at 1000 am to be at the Sidney ferry dock for 1030 am. We left on time and sailed thru some real nice scenery that included the San Juan Islands. We arrived at Anacortes and left driving South hooking up with the I-5. The weather was awesome, about 80 degrees. We hit Friday rush hour traffic going into Seattle, leaving Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia. We were in traffic driving about 20 mph for 3.5 hours. We arrived at our first stop, Brook Hollow RV park, about 4 hours later than expected. We had stayed at this RV park for a...

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VOS' Travels

Aug 19, 2010 - Victoria, Chemainus and Nanaimo

Since our last update, we returned to Butchart Gardens for a followup visit the evening of 8/17 we enjoyed the flowers with different lighting and stayed for part of a free concert by a Canadian Country and Western performer. She sounded just like all C & W singers was wss worth the price we paid for the concert. On 8/18, we spent the day in Victoria doing a walking tour of the city including the inner harbour, Empress Hotel and the British Columbia Parliment Building. Victoria is quite a tourist destination and the longer we stayed the...

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West Coast 2010

Aug 17, 2010 - A day in the gardens

8/17/2010 This morning, we awoke to a temperature of 51 degrees. Last night Norma added a thin blanket to the bed as the temperature had dropped into the high 50’s before bedtime. The temperatures in this area are strongly affected by the ocean with differences of 20 to 30 degrees not being uncommon. Seattle new stations are still talking about the heat wave but the high on the Washington coast yesterday was in the low 60’s. We are currently parked on the water and again today, the temperature has stalled at 70 degrees while a couple of...

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West Coast 2010

Aug 16, 2010 - Sailing across the border

8/16/10 We have successfully navigated the Salish Sea between Anacortes, WA and Sidney, BC. The trip took us through the San Juan Islands and covered 39.2 miles via the Washington State Ferry system. We departed the ferry terminal in Anacortes at 8:25 AM, arrived in Sidney at 10:30 AM and the RVP at 11:00 AM. We are staying at the Oceanside RVP and it is an outstanding facility with full hook-ups, large gravel lots and paved interior roads. The park is well landscaped and well maintained with blooming flowers through out the park. The park...

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West Coast 2010

Jul 8, 2006 - Cycling Trip to Salt Spring Island

After a bad mediation session on Friday and with a meeting on Monday morning between Daryl and I and the lawyers, I need to clear my brain. When faced with challenges in life - why not place one in front of you that you can push your way through and build your self confidence. Not to mention time to think, be alone and spend some time shooting some pictures. Sounds like heaven. Wayne and Heidi and Dan and Faye all suited me up with light and little camping gear for the journey. A bike, a tent, a sleeping bag, a mat, a backpack, a cooking...

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4 Girls Going Places

Apr 30, 2006 - Middle Girl Pea

Hello ALl, I am Ellian, the middle, girl pea...the feminist in the group! I'm presently 22 years old, and rather short....as many of you know. The advantage of that is I have the lightest pack...wahooo...although I imagine that might change as I find various irresistable artifacts along the trip. I have just finished my third year at the University of Victoria, on Vancouver Island in Victoria, British Columbia, and I have one year's work remaining to complete a major in political science and a minor in WOmen's Studies. It shall have to wait...

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Aug 14, 2004 - Galiano Island Wine Festival

Highlights: Galiano Island, Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast, Wine Festival, Visiting Dave and Paul's Pastor on the Island, Flying Out From Vancouver at 11:15 p.m. An early rise this morning; no tme for a walk. We're going to the Galiano Island Wine Festival and have to be at the ferry dock, a 40 min. drive, by 8:00 a.m. The 9:00 a.m. ferry is the only one that will get us there. Another hot, gorgeous day...not a cloud in the sky. We took one of the larger ferries over. Galiano Island, where we got off 1 hour into the ride, was only it's first...

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