Excellent. George R.R. Martin should put away the draft of his next book and simply fill in details around the TV series.
The Starks are some of my favourite characters. They feature very prominently in this season.
Arya training with the Faceless Men is one of the most interesting subplots.
And Jon Snow? … I believe he was killed.
Though too violent for me, I was pleased that major things actually HAPPENED this season. It wasn’t all set-up. Winter is here. Daenerys sets sail to Westeros with her companions, armies and dragons. Cersei is now the new Queen of Westeros.
The ferry Friday Harbor to Sidney BC departs only once a day in the morning. Many times ferry schedules determine your days.
Once back to Sidney CANADA, I cycled to Swartz Bay and rode the big ferry back to Tsawwassen.
Some say you cannot ride out of Tsawwassen because bikes are not allowed in the tunnel. Just in case I put my bike on the front of a bus.
A local on that same bus recommended we ride together downtown from the River Rock Casino. That’s not bad. You spend a lot of time on a street called Ontario.
The best hiking was on Orcas. The best riding perhaps Galiano and Whidbey.
I’d love to go back to Orcas too for mountain biking.
It’s easier to carry gear by bike than on your back. But hills are murder. I’ll definitely lighten the load next time.
I’m planning a future short loop from Whidbey to the mainland and back to Port Townsend by road. Perhaps in winter when traffic is lighter. And – of course – I’ve many of the Canadian Gulf Islands yet to explore.
I bought a hybrid bike for touringMay 2016. It’s in Calgary. I’ll be doing some Rocky mountain biking in August.
July 2016 I bought a second identical bike to be stored in Parksville, BC at my parent’s place. (I’ll now have a mountain bike and a hybrid in each city.)
I got the second on sale for $550 as it’s now last year’s model. It would have cost me well over $100 to ship a bike Calgary to Parksville. And another $100+ to ship it back. THAT’s the good reason. It’s less expensive for me to own two bikes than to ship one back and forth.
I’ll be cycling a lot both out of Calgary and Parksville on the two bikes.
However … MEC bungled my order for the $550 last-year’s-model. Instead I had to buy this year’s model now $775. AND I needed to accessorize twice. Quite costly.