The plan is to find my way to the Boundary Bay Dyke Trail, which is several miles from the camp, and avoid most of the highway traffic to reach White Rock by going of-road. It is a 15 mile long flat, gravel path which rims nearly the entire northwestern side of Boundary Bay, running from Tsawwassen into Delta and concluding in Surrey at Mud Bay Park. The wetlands along the trail provide a good habitat for birds of all types. Along the way you might see eagles, snowy owls, herons, ducks, and migrating birds depending on the time of year. Along the way, one will see remnants of pilings from oyster farming operations which was discontinued in the 1960s. The trail is used by farm tractors, horses, bike riders and hikers. The trail winds through Boundary Bay Regional Park. It is definitely the way to go when riding between the ferry terminal and White Rock.
I arrived at the border crossing and passed up a big line-up of cars to enter the special processing area for walkers and bike riders. In a few minutes, I was on my way to Blaine to take a break and have a bite to eat. I stopped at the Seaside Cafe and Bakery in Blaine and enjoyed a latte, and breakfast wrap.
From the cafe, I took Portal Way and Vista Drive to Ferndale. I rode down the old Pacific Highway to Bellingham which parallels Interstate 5. It ended at Bakerview near the airport and from there it was familiar territory to the finish line.