Only one more week before we (Beverly and I) leave to begin our CCCT. Preparations are well under way. We leave Ottawa on May 14th and drive to Belwood where Beverly plans to leave her car with family. We then fly out to Vancouver from Kitchener-Waterloo on WestJet the following day. We plan to spend a few days with Beverly's daughter, who lives in Vancouver, and finalize our preparations for our tour i.e. buying fuel for our camping stoves, instant meals, peanut butter, etc. On the 19th we will take the bus/ferry to Namaino to visit Beverly's old school day friends and on the 21st we will begin cycling from Nanaimo to Victoria stopping in Cobble Hill near Duncan to visit with former DFAIT colleague Al Hardy and his wife Shirley. While in Victoria we will be staying with Bob Alexander, also a former DFAIT colleague, and his friend Gayle. We hope to touch base with Terry Mildare and his wife Annie, two people I met while on posting in Yaounde, Cameroon, in the early 70s. We have kept in contact over the years via snail mail and now by e-mail.
Well that's all for now. Will try and post some pre-departure photos later.