I left at 6:45 aiming to arrive and catch the 9AM Ferry so I could be in Swartz Bay (Vancouver Island) at 10:30AM. Oh boy how wrong I was..
I managed to reach Richmond but after that I got lost. I also got rained on 30 minutes after leaving Luis's house (bummer) I pulled out the rain gear and kept on going, better get it our of the system since probably there will be more of those rainy days in my future. I think it was just "undude" to have rain on my first day.
As I start asking for directions I realized something, Vancouver people don't know how to give them. I keep on stopping and asking people how to get to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, they look at me and ask me back "On your bike?"
There are 3 bridges to cross and 2 of them become highways, not for bikes, when a guy kept on directing me to take that route and I asked "Is it meant for bicycles?" he just grinned and said "Errr yeah, just ride very closeto the right".
Nah! Don't wanna have a heart attack on my first day of riding so I decided to turn on my GPS on my phone and take the further bridge (the one for pedestrians and bikes) and well add another 20Km to what it should be an easy 30Km ride.
Finally made it to the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal at 10ish and ended taking the 11 o' clock Ferry that would drop me in Swartz Bay at 12:35.