August 19, Courtney to Victoria

Little sleep helper.

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Rainy day and 17 C.
First stop Tofino which is on the West coast of the Island and there is only one road in and out. It has a major shit section for about 30 km, oh and sucks even more in the rain! Hwy 4; C=7,R=5,T=6,V=7.

Cathedral Forest along the way. 800 year old trees.

I always enjoy lakes and mountains along the roadside.

Got to park my bike on a prier for the first time, that was cool.

Crazy surfers!
Finally got back on track to Victoria after the Tofino detour. Hwy 19 turns into a 2 laner for most of it and actually becomes hwy 1 at Nanimo (C=7,R=7,T=5,V=7). Victoria is the start of Canada Hwy 1 and you have to go through Nanimo and over on a ferry to stay the course of #1 all the way to St. John's Newfoundland. Wow.

Stopped in Chemainus to check out all the murals. Very cool.

The water wheel is definitely one of the featured ones and rightfully so.

Stayed in Ocean Backpackers right in the Heart of Vic, which is a pretty easy CBD to get around. There's no place to park a bike so I sat Akira on the street in front of the hostel. No problems.

A shot of the Legislative building and some of the harbour. Actually I think the Legislative building may be out of the photo to the left? Oops.

Met up with Holly for a couple of beers and some convo. Good times and Happy days. Hope the car is holding up.

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