Salt Spring Island 10/04/09

Su-Laine cycling on Salt Spring Island:
“Three things to know about this trip: 1) New and stupid ticketing procedures can make it difficult or impossible for foot passengers to make a quick ferry transfer at Swartz Bay, so allow up to two extra hours in each direction. 2) The Easter long weekend is cold and wet for bicycle camping. This is a time of year for bed and breakfast travel, we now think. If you camp in this weather, bring warm clothes and try to persuade some of the superb campfire engineers from this group to join you. Ruckle Park had very few other campers, however one of the neighbouring groups thought their site was some kind of party venue. The noise from these idiots made for some bad nights’ sleep for some of us. 3) Having the chance to hike up Mount Maxwell on a clear spring day makes it all worthwhile. We took about 4.5 hours to do a highly satisfying loop from sea level. No snow, no mud, just hours of views and beautiful forest.”

First campfire of 2009

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