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Old 09-05-2010, 11:45 AM   #7411
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Day 9

The ferry ride was cool.
Had all the accouterments of airport gate shops.
Overpriced coffee, magazines, candy...
Did I mention the screaming children already?

I decided to hang my hat outside for the leg of this tour.
































































Another one of those shots where I'm not sure what my thought process was...
Maybe it was here I was searching for the benedryl...
























Arrived at Sydney, BC........
Time to make sure the bike is upright...


Sweet.

Let's roll....















And this here would be my lovely morning and evening view for the next 5 days.....






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Old 09-05-2010, 12:05 PM   #7412
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I had packed my straps in anticipation of needing to tie down on the ferry.
In fact, I even stressed out a little about it.

All the usual concerns, 'what if I don't tie it right and my bike drops'
or 'what if I don't tie it right and my bike drops'.
And then there was the 'what if I don't tie it right and my bike drops'


Naturally, there's no place to tie to and it's a 'side stand down' ride with complimentary chocks,
served up with a damage waiver to sign la carte.

AKA the nail bite cruise.



Enlarged to show texture....



Tie Downs?!?!?! We don't need no stinkin' tie downs.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:10 PM   #7413
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Tie Downs?!?!?! We don't need no stinkin' tie downs.


This ride wasn't so bad....
The next one sent me down in to the hull to babysit.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:13 PM   #7414
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This ride wasn't so bad....
The next one sent me down in to the hull to babysit.
Must have been on the Coho over to Port Angeles. That one has people tossing their cookies quite often, especially during the winter months. The combination of a shallow draft boat and long, high wave action.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #7415
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Must have been on the Coho over to Port Angeles. That one has people tossing their cookies quite often, especially during the winter months. The combination of a shallow draft boat and long, high wave action.
It sucked.

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Old 09-05-2010, 01:10 PM   #7416
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The ferry rides I've taken with a bike were my old DRZ... the chocks were too small so we stacked 'em.
Lovin' your photos! You're giving me lots of places to revisit close to home. Now that my Wee Storm is out of the hospital and feeling better, must be time for a ride!
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #7417
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Wonderful pictures of the lighthouse from the water. I Always enjoy your RR, and the photos.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:03 PM   #7418
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Glad You are back Rivka, I love Your ride reports and pictures, headed to the outer banks NC tomorrow from Alabama, maybe I can pay You Back some..

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:49 PM   #7419
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Day 10

Flowers and whale watching.

Oh, and the wild white foxes of Vancouver Island...
Stand by...

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Old 09-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #7420
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Glad You are back Rivka, I love Your ride reports and pictures, headed to the outer banks NC tomorrow from Alabama, maybe I can pay You Back some..

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Hey Rev..
Have fun and be safe!
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:10 PM   #7421
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Ferry Day.

I guess it's not polite to offer other people's children benedryl.
Who knew?
You're killing me.

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Old 09-07-2010, 09:13 PM   #7422
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You're killing me.

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #7423
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My first morning on Vancouver Island.
I slept like a rock.

Rather than jump on the motorcycle right away
I opted to utilize the running shoes I drug around from state to state
and go pound some dirt in the woods...
And of course,
new place and all,
I brought my camera.
















Lots of interesting flowering things......














When all the sudden,
I hear a noise behind me.
Sounded like something coming out of the bushes.
I turned around and saw nothing.
But something was definitely there.
I could feel it.
I looked again and still saw nothing.
Must have been a bird or small creature..


Anyway, more cool flowers.......
















Dammit!!
I hear it again!
WTF is that?


Still, after a broad visual sweep of the area, nothing.
Jeez.
My imagination.
Actually, I did see something..
It was this...











But then, As I was taking that last picture,
I hear a different noise.
This one sounds like it's maybe getting closer..
I whip around to see this...














Now, I had heard rumors of these white foxes,
but wrote it off as just that...

Oh man, So now I'm getting nervous and doing the fox math
in my head.
This thing is coming right toward me!
I pick up my pace and start to jog a little faster with each step...













Oh good christ, it's really after me!!!











He is not letting up!!


















I run out in to the open and look back......











This thing stops to check his P-mail.......
Giving me a nice breather....















And then out of nowhere,
pounces on my dear friend Gary.....

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:18 PM   #7424
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"p-mail"

next time my boys tell me some hot woman in black leather was offering Benadryl, I'll know who they're talking about...
careful tho, the 14 y.o. might ask for a date...
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:37 AM   #7425
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Ooooooo scary creater Good story, you are a brave, brave woman to take time to get the pictures of that thing stalking you.



More please.
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