I paid the $8.75 fare and boarded for the one hour and 20 minute trip. After arrival, I stopped at the Toast Cafe on Bevan Street in Sidney to scope out the camping options. It turned out that I made a change and decided to camp at the McDonald Provincial Park near the Swartz Bay Terminal which serves the lower Gulf Islands. I will catch the 10:05AM ferry to Pender Island the next day,
After setting up the tent, I rode three miles from the camp to check out Canoe Cove Marina and enjoyed a thin-crust pizza at the Stonehouse Pub.