Looking back at Three Hundred Miles…

Well, it has been quite the vacation…a fitness vacation for sure.  We logged just over 300 miles in just over a week’s time and are now on the ferry home…Today, some clips from the journey in which we found not only beautiful wide open spaces but also the joy of touring them in the company of like-minded others…

Bellingham and beyond…

Every once in a long while you must stop by the road and consider another point of view…

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This was a long day for me, my longest to date—72 miles of pedaling across hill and dale, with and without company—P1110433P1110449P1110458P1110460P1110464

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It concluded in an unexpectedly beautiful way,  huddled with 3 other tandem teams in an upper room of one of their homes overlooking Bellingham Bay, watching fireworks across the water…having shared not only a ride, but wonderful hospitality, a summer’s supper and a long walk getting to know each other. Such was the delightful day #2 of our tandem vacation!

Then off to Portland and surrounds…

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There’s this amazing feature of cycling that enhances any food eaten, making even a 7-11 hotdog something worth raving about!  When you need food it tastes so good!

 

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We passed many farmland miles.  I couldn’t get enough of snapping photos on the go…

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And then we found this great bike shop…

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…and spiffed up our ‘kit’ with memento jerseys and matching helmets…

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…before heading back to Canada-land.

Heading home via Victoria…

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One last ride around town…

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…before packing it in to head home.

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It’s been quite a vacation!

–LS

Oh LORD my God, you have accomplished many things; you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us.  No one can thwart you!  I want to declare them and talk about them, but they are too numerous to recount! Ps.40:5

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2 thoughts on “Looking back at Three Hundred Miles…

  1. Loving your new jerseys…have a special place in my heart for Portland…looking forward to getting back to the Northwest! It's been so long! Looks like your trip was great! And a whole new tandem community… Maybe you guys can do the Feeedom Ride one if these days. 🙂

  2. You'll have to fill me in on what the Freedom Ride is about. We love the Jerseys too. The clincher was that Powell River is also referred to as River City, but our local jerseys are drab. These are so much cuter!

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