Traveling the Globe
Before purchasing a custom Brompton folding bike, a test drive is in order. Up to this point, all I’ve done is online research about folding bicycles. There are zero Brompton dealers in Hawaii. So on the same trip to purchase our 2010 Montaj 29H, we visit ElectricBikesLA.
Today’s goal before boarding our Princess Sapphire Cruise was to bicycle around the Seawall. The 8.8-kilometre Seawall is one of Stanley Park’s biggest attractions… a scenic 22-km path that lines Vancouver’s waterfront. We check out of the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier and get ourselves back on the Seabus, crossing the Vancouver Harbour, so we can drop off our luggage at The Cruise Ship Terminal at Canada Place.
In Canada, enjoying a scenic Road Trip from Vancouver, B.C. to Whistler today. Stopping at Shannon Falls, witnessing athletic rock-climbers before a photo-op with ‘SAM The Lumberjack’. Now, our 4th stop to look for eagles in Brackenale – World’s Eagle Capital. After this last rest stop, we’ll be non-stop to Whistler.
Right outside Chances Squamish, a casino, stands SAM (Squamish Axe Man) The Lumberjack… standing 10 metres tall… a reminder of the town’s logging history. "SAM was originally created by local artist Nick Tattersfield for the movie – Are We There Yet" –Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival
"Towering 600m (almost 2000ft) above Squamish, the Stawamus Chief is Canada’s big-wall rock-climbing mecca, attracting keen rock climbers from around the world every summer. Home to hundreds of high-quality multi-pitch crack climbing routes, novice – advanced rock climbers can spend an entire summer exploring the intimidating granite walls, including the The Apron, The Grand Wall, The Slhaney and more.Dating back millions of years, the Chief stands as the 2nd tallest freestanding granite monolith in the world, after the Rock of Gibraltor." –TourismSquamish.com
About an hour from Vancouver, on the way to Whistler, we take a pit stop at Shannon Falls which is "composed of a series of cliffs, rising 335 metres above Highways 99, making it the third highest falls in the province…" –BC Parks
"The 3rd highest waterfall in British Columbia, Shannon Falls is an amazing sight and popular attraction for travellers driving the Sea To Sky Highway through Squamish, BC." –Vancouver Trails
On the third floor of the Pinnacle Hotel and one of the reasons we chose this hotel was its Fitness Facility. After touring Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, I was looking forward to spending quality time in the …