Day 8 – June 7, 2009
Rose at 5am to get ferry to Victoria BC. Started at Mile 0 on Trans Canada Highway beside the Terry Fox statue with local TV cameras rolling. Humorous moment: Len lost a screw in his SPD sandal so we couldn’t start the ride because his sandal was stuck in the pedal. Three people struggled to get it off. The boys finally got going to cheers from the team and a few tourists, and cycled 30km to ferry.
Day 9 – June 8, 2009
The boys left early to cycle 88km from Abbotsford to Hope BC. After getting the electrical problem in the trailer solved (temporarily) we settled in a beautiful campground between Mt Hope and the Fraser River. Met the boys in Hope. Dinner was barbecue pork, rice and Greek Salad. Everybody slept well, especially the boys. Highlights: the local strawberry lady who donated a pint of the best strawberries the boys have ever eaten (riding euphoria); the bald eagle, and the big yellow butterflies.