Pedal Pictures: Vancouver Stay-Cation

We have been on vacation for the last two weeks, and by “we”, I mean Jonty, because I don’t officially head back to work until Monday. The weather has been hot and humid, so it’s a good thing we are early risers, as we’ve been able to enjoy the calm, cool early mornings for a bit of climbing and cycling.

On a handful of mornings we’ve cycled down to Olympic Village to have our breakfast by the water. If you live in Vancouver, you should really give this a try – any beach will do! The warm sun on your skin, the smell of the ocean, the quiet, calming views… it’s a great way to start your day, whether you’re on stay-cation or not! | Olympic Village and Science World, Vancouver BC | Olympic Village, Vancouver BC | Jonty at Olympic Village, Vancouver BC | Jonty at Olympic Village, Vancouver BC | Olympic Village and Science World, Vancouver BC

The other day, we started our morning down along the water then made our way over to Granville Island to check out a marine-electronics store (we’re already putting together a to-do list for when Moby arrives!!). Sadly, they were closed for inventory that day, but we did a quick stroll through the island to see what was new. Weekday mornings don’t have the same claustrophobic feel as some of the weekend days can have, and it was nice to walk around without your personal-bubble feeling squeezed. The silo paintings have finally been finished!

After living in Vancouver for almost 12 years, we have finally crossed off a Vancouver Bucket-List item – we cycled down to Waterfront Station and took the SeaBus over to Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. We’ve never been on any of the SeaBus routes before! We tried to act all nonchalant about it, but secretly, we were pretty excited (sad, but true). | Seabus view heading to North Vancouver | Seabus view heading to North Vancouver

We celebrated our monumental journey with a taster flight at the Green Leaf Brewing Company, which is located right on the Quay, a stones-throw from the SeaBus terminal. | Beer Flights at Green Leaf Brewing, North Vancouver BC | Beer Flights at Green Leaf Brewing, North Vancouver BC

The forecast is still looking hot for the weekend, so we will enjoy our last few stay-cation days with a few more rocks climbed, bicycle routes traveled, and craft-beer sampled.

Happy Weekend! 🙂


  1. When you were traveling in the Camper van where did you store your bikes? Inside or outside of the vehicle?

    1. We stored them inside the van, in the trunk space. It required a bit of disassembling (taking off the front wheel + bike seats), but ultimately, we felt it was safer that way than on the outside of the van. With the Sprinter that we’ve bought (and will be converting to a camper!!!) we’ll be storing them inside as well, but have a much better set-up in mind 🙂

      Take a look at this post:

      Jonty put together a little picture slide-show of how the bikes were packed into the back. Let us know if you have anymore questions!

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