27 exhilarated cyclists rode in to the Best Western in Chemainus, pleased to have completed the bulk of the distance to Victoria, but tired from covering 200 km in 2 days. The hot tub felt wonderful! They'd started their day with yoga and shoulder rubs in Qualicum Beach, followed by an inspiring personal story from Peggy Frank about her experiences in Zimbabwe during her student years.
Coffee break in Nanoose Bay was hosted by Oceanside Grandmothers, who welcome us, fed us delicious cookies, fruit and potatoes (good for energy!) and waved us on our way to Nanaimo.
Nanoose Bay Nanaimo
Below are more photos from Nanaimo, where the Nan-Go Grannies had prepared a long table-ful of healthy food to fuel the afternoon's ride to Chemainus
Tomorrow has the two most difficult hills, Richard's Trail and Cowichan Bay Hill, and then the Mill Bay ferry takes us back to familiar roads for most. We arrive at Mile Zero, led by Mayor Helps, at 3:00 p.m. Will we see you there?
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