After a summer of sunshine in Vancouver, with many visitors we are off on a cycling trip again. We are hopeful that a low reading of vitamin B12 accounted for Margo lacking energy, so we have decided to risk it and take off before the fall rain descends.
The summer was full of guest visits, with the most notable being our Jersey Island almost-relatives. They wrote a blog, so you can read what it is like to visit the Chris and Margo boot camp. Their stay was a gastronomic delight as Luke is a first class vegetarian chef as can be seen by the blog.
So tomorrow we fly to Whitehorse, Yukon, and plan to ride home via Vancouver Island. It will actually be the most remote ride we have ever done, and it is through bear country. Reading other cyclists’ blogs, we know the stretch on highway 37 from the Yukon border to Prince Rupert is best done camping (illegally) in rest areas, where the bear proof garbage bins can be used to store your food over night. The maximum distance between grocery stores is Dease Lake to Kitwanga at 405 km… so we are carrying much more food than normally. Bear spray and bangers will be purchased in Whitehorse, since we are not permitted to take these on the flight.