It's always a pleasure to be able to meet other bloggers, you know, the person behind the words. We had met before when she (along with Mistress Scooterpie) came over to Vancouver last January to visit the Motorcycle Show in Abbotsford. It was a wirlwind affair and there was no time to pause for nourishment. Last Saturday she managed to make an appearance on the Causeway, across from the Empress Hotel on Government Street
Kiwi Deb on her Suzuki DR200 dual sport
I couldn't see through her helmet, but I did recognize her bike
She came with her friend Brian who rides a touring BMW with large side cases
It was just a quick stop for her to say hello and look at some of the bikes & scooters. Here she is fiddling with her travelling mascot
With camera in hand she is gathering material for future blog posts, I'm sure. After Mistress Scooterpie arrived, Kiwi Deb & Brian left for northern points unknown. It was a shame that we didn't get a chance to socialize, so I asked if she would be available on Sunday for breakfast before we left for home
and here she is arriving at the Restaurant. She finally found us after a bit of confusion with addresses
the weather had gone downhill a bit from yesterday. It was drizzling a bit and overcast
There, that's better. I asked her to flip her visor so we could see her face . Luckily we came early and managed to snag a great window view
Deb, Carol & Andrew
I have known Carol & Andrew for a few years and it was my intention to introduce them to Deb, after all, they are part of the local scooter group and they meet often for coffee and organize group rides in the Victoria area
Andrew & Carol: Family portrait time
I asked Andrew & Carol to pose for a family photo, and they did. I'm a sucker for side lit, natural light portraits
I haven't posted any food photos for a while, so here you are . . .
Kiwi Deb ordered this
and I ordered the Seafood Eggs Benedict
Crab & Shrimp covered with hollandaise sauce
We must have talked for about an hour or so, catching up with our lives and soon it was time to go our separate ways
Carol is known for her tiger ears, and tiger tails. While I am saying our goodbyes to Carol & Andrew, I turn around and notice that Kiwi Deb is keeping busy
snapping photos of all the mirrors. I don't know how you could see the road and ride at the same time with all those mirrors staring at you
Kiwi Deb aims her camera in my direction one more time
then she asks if I would like to follow her in search of an old gas station on West Saanich Road. So we are a team of two for a half hour or so whipping up and down the streets and soon we are on the outskirts of town rolling through the twisties on our way north heading towards the Ferry Terminal. After our short gallavant we say our farewells along the side of the road and I continue on my way home.
Kiwi Deb, thank you for your Company . . .