With the forecast clear and the sun coming out, we met at Rideaway Motors to start our little getaway trip to Victoria. From left to right: Kymco Heroism 150, Kymco Frost 200i, Suzuki Bandit 400, Kymco Bet & Win 250, Kymco Xciting 500 Ri.
After a thirty-minute ride on Highway 99 and Highway 17, we arrived at the ferry terminal. We were waiting for the 9:00am sailing.
It was my first time taking the scooter on to the ferry, so I was excited and curious as to how the scooters would be parked on a moving vessel. My worry was short-lived, as there was instructions posted on the side:
And this is how you park the scooter on the ferry:
After a 1 1/2 hour ferry ride, we arrived at the Swartz Bay terminal for disembark. It’s now official: I am on my first-ever scooter trip on Vancouver Island. It will be interesting and exciting. I first go to the hotel I am staying at: Huntington Manor.
It is a huge room, and with a little kitchenette as well. Dishes and eating utensils are available as well.
After settling in, we head out for lunch. Since we are out-of-towners, our leader bobskoot decides to leave the eating experience to the fate and will take the place where most people eat. Luckily for us, there is one nearby:
This is bobskoot’s faithful Suzuki SV650, along side Kymco’s Frost 200i and Downtown 300i:
And then, there’s biggs’ Xciting 500Ri, me!’s Suzuki Bandit 400, and geoff’s Bet & Win 250.
Upon seeing the menu, I can see that my name has been deliciously abused:
Hungry as we all are, we quickly order our meals – mine is Mahi-Mahi Burger – wonderful!