Vancouver to San Francisco Tour 2016 – A Cycle Tour by someone who’s never cycle toured before – Day 3 – Victoria to Lake Crescent, WA

I left Canada for to the USA. There are 2 main ways to negotiate Washington (from the book). One was the Inland route (East of the Olympic Mountains), and the other was being the Peninsula route (West of the Olympic Mountains). You can summarise this by either the Dry (inland) or Wet (peninsula) way. I chose ‘wet’ because I thought the rain forest would be pretty.

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Vancouver to San Francisco Tour 2016 – A Cycle Tour by someone who’s never cycle toured before – Day 2 – Schwartz Bay to Victoria

Day 2 – I knew I had a short 30k day ahead of me so this was the perfect remedy for Day 1. This was a very quaint ride along bike paths that meandered through rural and residential areas of Victoria Island. It was flat, there were plenty of people and it was just ‘nice’.

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Vancouver to San Francisco Tour 2016 – A Cycle Tour by someone who’s never cycle toured before – Day 1 – Vancouver to Schwartz Bay

Day 1 = WTF am I doing

I rose nice and early to catch my first ferry of the day from Horseshoe Bay, but the first task was to cross Vancouver City to get to the North Shore. Vancouver is the biggest city en route before San Francisco so although it’s pretty easy to navigate, it was a bit stressful.

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