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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Denman Island to Nanaimo

My camping mattress has started leaking air, turning last night’s sleep into an uncomfortably cold marathon of tossing and turning. Before I woke up this morning, I already knew I wanted to sleep in my own bed tonight. Since it’s about 90km from here to Nanaimo, I had to mentally prepare myself for a longer […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Hornby Island

If you take a look at a map of the Sunshine Coast region, you’ll see the drowned valleys and small islands that are markers of a submergent coastline: one where the sea level has risen to overtake the land. In other words, lots of ferries are needed to get around. Including two rides on the […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Comox to Denman Island

Hardly anyone camps in a tent anymore. These days, when I show up at a campground and start unfolding my tent, I’m an anomaly. Everyone else is decked out in their fancy RVs looking pityingly upon the poor girl who couldn’t bring her TV, microwave, and refrigerator camping with her. Tonight, as I lie just […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Powell River to Comox

Powell River is a mixed-up little place. It has been a mill town since the early 1900s and the mill is still a major employer in the community. In fact, a picture of the mill is still proudly displayed on the “Welcome to Powell River” sign. As the gateway to Desolation Sound, one of the […]

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Sunshine Coast Bike Tour, Pender Harbour to Powell River

Last night, just before leaving my cozy spot by the gas fire to go to bed, I discovered a newish-looking wool blanket inside a box of supplies. Needless to say, I absconded with it for the night and attribute that extra bit of coverage to getting me through the night relatively unfrozen. More Downs Than […]

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