BC Ferries Experience™ Card

bcf-experiencecard-2015The BC Ferries Experience™ Card is an electronic swipe card that can be loaded with money and used to pay for ferry travel on participating routes.

Participating routes are all but the BIG trips from Vancouver to Vancouver Island.

As is so typical of government programs, the actual benefits are confusing. And not explained well, not even in the FAQs.

But I can confirm fares are significantly reduced using this card island to island. And my bike is free.:-)

You must put a minimum of C$65 on the card to start. There’s no expiry.

embarrassed for Republicans

What would Abe Lincoln have to say about Drumpf?


He’d be embarrassed at how low the GOP have fallen.😦

Best case scenario, Drumpf is trounced in the election. The Party cleans house. Gets rid of anyone who backed that psychopath.

Worst case. President Drumpf.:-)


• DOUG SAUNDERS – America has problems, but not the ones you hear about
• MARGARET WENTE – Trump: Desperate insecurity and boundless narcissism

spotting Orcas

San Juan Island was a long day on the bike. At least 70 miles.

Late in the day, however, I stopped at Lime Kiln State Park where folks were gathered for a fun evening. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view wild orcas.


I’ve seen many rare animals: Red Panda, Himalayan Bear, 2 Snow Leopards. But I’d somehow managed to miss seeing Orcas on any of my many, many trips around the Pacific N.W. coast. Until now.:-)

The Blackfish crew was there.

Click PLAY or watch the documentary trailer on YouTube.

Blackfish is a 2013 American documentary. It concerns Tilikum, an orca held by SeaWorld and the controversy over captive killer whales.

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has a score of 98% based on 119 reviews.


My favourite fast food joint (after Timmies) has many awesome choices including this one.

A juicy 1/4 lb* beef patty topped with melted garlic herb butter, delicious Portobello Mushrooms, grilled onions, Swiss cheese and finished with creamy peppercorn mayo – all on a gourmet signature bun.

Jack in the Box


world’s most spoken languages

Chinese is the most widely used language, but English remains the number of language currently being learned with 1,500 million English learners. French is the second most widely learned language with 82 million learners. Chinese is the third most popularly learned language with 30 million learners.

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