Portland Olympics Vancouver Island My wife (Susi) and I (Mat) just got back from our first real trip together on motorcycles, after many local day rides in and around the Portland and Mt. Hood areas. We made this trip Susis b-day trip (we wont say how old she turned this year, but it was somewhat of a notable one). We rode from Portland, Oregon, where we live, up the Washington coast on the Olympic Peninsula to Port Angeles; from Port Angeles we took the Coho Ferry to Victoria, BC; we spend 5 nights on the island; and then rode home down the east side of the Olympics and then a straight shot down I-5 back to Portland. Trip was fantastic we had blue skies the entire time we camped every other night. PLAN The plan was to take 8 days plus or minus and ride up to Vancouver Island, BC. We mapped out a general route, mostly to see where we could get to if we averaged about 200 miles a day. Our preference is to spend a bit of time, do some hiking, etc., at each place we end up, and not necessarily spend all day in the saddle seeing how far we could ride. Not that we felt like we needed to stick to a specific route, but we actually ended up riding pretty much the route we Google mapped beforehand. Forgot to reset Trip2 so we dont know how far we ended up riding, but it was somewhere between 1200-1400 miles. Click on the route image below to take you to Google Maps. BIKES We rode our 650s. Ive had my 08 Versys for a bit over a year; Susi just got her 11 G650GS not too long ago. Susi had a Giant Loop Great Basin bag plus a dry bag which held her sleeping bag. I used a set of cheap soft panniers that the previous owner of Susis bike tossed into the deal. Bikes and luggage worked out great for the trip. No real issues. Unfortunately, as you can see, we had a little at-the-time unnoticed photographic malfunction for our departure pic.