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Where should my first two stops in the gulf islands be? I'm getting a lot of good places, but where would you go the first and second days from Friday harbor?
Once you cross the border the most convenient checkin for customs will be Bedwell Harbour or Cabbage Island (by phone). If Bedwell then Beaumont Park in the bay is a decent anchorage with some hiking trails. From there I'd check out Sidney Spit, Portland Island, Ganges, Montague harbour, Wallace Is, Pirates Cove, on your way North.. once out of the islands, Nanaimo, Schooner Cove, Tribune Bay, Comox on the Island side, and/or Plumper Cove, Secret Cove, Smuggler Cove, Blind Bay/Hardy Is, Vananda (Sturt Bay), Westview and the Copelands on the mainland side. By then you're in Desolation Sound or near enough.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

You will need to clear customs and immigration. I would go to Sidney or Bedwell (CBSA Office - Detailed Information). At Sidney go to the customs dock (blue signs) at either Port Sidney (CBSA Office - Detailed Information) or Van Isle (gas dock) (CBSA Office - Detailed Information) and phone in.

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Re: My last little bit of planning

After clearing customs and anchoring for the night, I would give Ganges a look see, especially on a Saturday morning (market day). The anchoring needs attention, 180 wind shifts and a tricky bottom. Ron (Faster) gave some good advise.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

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... I dropped my road bike and 60 pounds of road bike clothes off ...
Wait, what?

60 lbs of road bike clothes??? What the heck is it all made of? I have tons of road bike clothes, I have bib-shorts and jerseys (long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves), I have arm warmers and leg warmers and knee warmers. I have booties and winter gloves and summer gloves, cold weather socks, warm weather socks, normal weather socks. Base layers and a jacket and a wind vest. Balaclava. And fancy Italian bike shoes. And if I threw it all on a scale there's no way it would weigh 60 lbs. In fact, if I threw my bike on the scale too I don't think the whole shebang would weigh 60 lbs.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

Obviously some people are more prepared for a situation.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

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Wait, what?

60 lbs of road bike clothes??? What the heck is it all made of? I have tons of road bike clothes, I have bib-shorts and jerseys (long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves), I have arm warmers and leg warmers and knee warmers. I have booties and winter gloves and summer gloves, cold weather socks, warm weather socks, normal weather socks. Base layers and a jacket and a wind vest. Balaclava. And fancy Italian bike shoes. And if I threw it all on a scale there's no way it would weigh 60 lbs. In fact, if I threw my bike on the scale too I don't think the whole shebang would weigh 60 lbs.
Lol well I didn't weight it. But I had probably.

2 shoes
5 socks
3 arm warmers, leg warmers
5 hats, balaclava
5 gloves
8-10 jerseys, some wool winter.
6-8 jackets
4 vests
4 base layers
8 bibs
3 overshoes

Floor pump, hand pump, co2, pre an post ride vega drinks
Two extra tubulars, glue, Giles remover, extra SRAM chain, lube, degreaser
Wheel bags And... I think maybe I'm forgetting some.

That's why the v berth was so comfy last night. Miss my bike though. Just doesn't spoon well. And it's greasy. I keep it spotless but there's always grease. First one I took it out sort a half hour with shout to my cushion.

Go folding bike!!!
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Re: My last little bit of planning

I was wondering if you were still in PT as I was going thru there today.

If you are still in pt next week, need to figure out which dock you are one per say.....

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Re: My last little bit of planning

I left this morning. I'm passing smith island off whidbey. Haven't had to use the motor yet. Tacking some. Trip odometer is 16.53. Avg. 4.3
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Sure got a nice weekend to start things off!! Enjoy.
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Re: My last little bit of planning

You don't need bike clothes to ride a bike. I bike all the time and have never owned "Bike clothes."
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