Touching (wet) ground in Vancouver!
Were here!! Arrived in Vancouver a few hours ago to a cold, steady drizzle. At least its not snowing anymore…
After a quick tour of the city and some Vietnamese food with Jean, our kind friend from the Vancouver Aquarium, we’re staying warm in a coffee shop, waiting to meet our generous hosts Karen and Steve Dadson.
We’re incredibly grateful for all the support we’ve received along the way. Last week, our friends at Patagonia outfitted us with key rain gear, warm layers, and even warmer wishes.Then Bike Attack in Santa Monica gave us an industrial strength bike light and a softer saddle, which will be key during some long days in the saddle.
Tomorrow we’ll reassemble our bikes, take a rainy test ride, and relax a bit before a few big days ahead. Friday begins with a morning talk at the UBC Fisheries Centre, and an evening presentation with our friend and hero Roz Savage at the Aquarium, followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Then Saturday, we begin our adventure, pedaling 2,000 miles to encourage an end to the age of throwaway plastics. And learn about local efforts to address sustainability along the way.