Vancouver πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

2nd to 6th May

After a 10 hour flight we arrived in Vancouver Airport & collected our boxed up bikes. Hattie’s bike had been taken apart & boxed piece by piece meticulously, whilst Rio’s had the cardboard thrown over & hugged by duct tape to keep it safe – as can be seen in the picture below.


Thus we had the task to reconstruct Hattie’s bike in the Arrival Terminal at the airport, after never having put a bike together before. Thankfully her dad had provided step-by-step instructions to help – including a lovely reminder to “make sure the bike saddle is facing forward”.


3 hours, 2 decked out bikes & a large Tim Horton’s coffee later we were finally ready to leave the airport!

Our first destination was a couchsurfer’s house off Kingsway, just out of the city centre. We had the directions & maps on our phone so set off for out first ride of the trip! We soon realised that what looks close on a map in Canada is still pretty far – especially when factoring in extra time to stop for photos of the pretty city, getting lost & a long steep cycle up Inverness Street.

Thankfully at around 18:30 we arrived at the house & had enough time to sleepily say hello to everyone then head to bed!

Over the next couple of days we explored Vancouver city; strolling around Gastown, Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Market & Yaletown. We were super excited about everything, especially how many cyclists we saw around, aided by the bike friendly lanes.

Next step is Vancouver Island to work on a farm there.

Hattie & RioΒ 

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Vancouver πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

2 thoughts on “Vancouver πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

  1. MaryDawn MacWatt says:

    Have an amazing journey ladies!! It was an absolute pleasure to get to know you both as well as create magic memories. I wish you safe travels and that august when your done your adventure πŸ™‚ lots of love, md

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    1. MaryDawn MacWatt says:

      Gotta love autocorrect, em not! It was supposed to have read playlist* not August. I would love to hear about what other awesome music you discover πŸ™‚

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