Thursday was head to Victoria day. Loaded the bike on lightrail and bus for the trip down to Tsawwassen to catch the ferry to Vancouver Island. Arriving at Swartz Bay I got my first real loaded riding experiene riding the 30 km (20 miles) down to Victoria. Or it should have been 20 miles. I was more like 25 miles due to my getting lost and off the trail a number of times!
My Miyata with it's bike buddies on the ferry
I had some concerns because as of Wednesday night I had no place to stay Thursday. Everybody was booked up because of Labor Day weekend (not the best planning on my part). I tried about 6 Warms Howes hosts, but no luck there either. Fortunately, before I left the Vancouver hostel they checked the Victoria hostel again. There had been a cancelation, so I had a pleasant to sleep Thursday night! When I checked into the Victoria hostel the clerk told me that they had gotten openings for Friday and Saturday, so I grabbed them too. I'll work on Sunday night next. I'll be glad when the Labor day weekend is over and things quiet down.