Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saanich Peninsula Bike Tour

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There are two famous regional bike trails in Victoria - Lochside Trail, and Galloping Goose Trail. I did Lochside Trail couple of times before (I haven't done Galloping Goose trail yet). This time, I did Saanich Peninsula tour: I started Lochside trail up to Shwartz Bay ferry terminal, then turned to Lands End road up to the Moses Point, than Challet Road, Birch Road to West Saanich Road. From West Saanich Road I switch to Interurban Rail Trail (part of Centennial Trail System) before joining Galloping Goose. My bike speedometer measured 89 Km (uploaded GPS track is 86.5 km) - getting ready for Galloping Goose Round Trip...

This was a nice bike ride: fall colours, ocean views... With some small stops it took close to 4 hours and 30 minutes. Be careful at West Saanich Road - some parts are not bike-friendly - you have to share road with cars or pedestrians.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fall Colors at The Butchart Gardens

Fall Colors at The Butchart Gardens

Beautiful Fall colors at The Butchart Gardens were really impressive. Next big event will be Christmas Lights and Skating rink in December.