Some of you know my story, of how my daughter and I have come to be some significant distance apart. I see little of her, and this year less than I would like. I am not a man of great wealth. I do not pretend to curry favour with gifts and trinkets. Those fade. Memories last... and thus it was on Tuesday that I set out to provide a few memories for my little lady. Our journey began mid-day, heading eastward from Greater Victoria for Sooke and beyond. In Sooke, we grabbed some vittles for the road. And gas. Sadly, I cannot translate into teaspoons per imperial foot. Well, i could, but I'm lazy. Distance travelled: 365 Km Amount of gas required: 19.273 Litres Metric (Canada) 5.28 L/100KM Metric (Europe) 18.94 KM/L US Gallons 44.80 MPG Imperial Gallons 53.50 MPG The road to Jordan River is pleasant, and much favoured by local riders. Jordan River is located on pretty much the south east tip of Vancouver Island. It faces south, to Washington State, but is subject to the Pacific Ocean's unfettered tides - here, the gentle slope of the Jordan River delta means the site is popular for surfers. Onward we go, with PictureKid experiencing some of the wonders of bike-in-twisty terrain. She loves it, and keeps urging dad to go faster. Carving pleasant roads to Port Renfrew, we turn north, along what is now one of the government's "circle routes." In past, I'd come along this way to get some basic off-pavement riding done. It was here I did the last out-of-city riding before moving to Saskatchewan. This is why. Giant cedars of the pacific coast rainforest. Unbelievable giants. Fairy Lake is the site of one of the B.C. Forest Service Campgrounds. The little lady and I went camping here many years ago. A feature then, and now, is this little tree, growing out of an old stump in the middle of the lake.