Thursday, June 01, 2006

Lucky Number 7

Fort Langley to Hope

Day 6 (71 miles)

We awoke to blueish skies which turned tail and ran before we could be on the road. At about which time the rain started again. Not so bad and certainly abating but still much use of the waterproofs at least as far as Mission.

I discover to my chagrin that pretty much all roads in Canada seem designed to retain as much surface water as possible to spray onto my feet and be splashed up by passing traffic.

We diverted by Nicomen Island, a protracted farming community that I can reccomend as an antidote to the occasional drudge of the main road. As we pulled off and pushed forwards the sunshine finally fought its way back to carry us along to Hope.

Hope is reputedly named by Dante enthusiasts as in "Abandon all...." I didn't find it so bad except for getting bitten by an apparently friendly dog at the campsite. Not much damage done and a free dinner so I'll leave it at that.