First you meet Miss Marilyn Bell - the first woman and first Canadian to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Two years before this feat, she swam across Lake Ontario. Three swimmers began at the same time - all wanting to be the first person to cross.
The following year she became the youngest person to swim the English Channel, and the next year was her epic swim from Port Angeles to Victoria - 18.3 miles in 11 hours 35 minutes.
Along Dallas road, there is another commemorative plaque for a great Canadian - Terry Fox.
Terry's statue if located at Mile "0" - the unofficial beginning to the Trans Canada Trail Also the end point of two other amazing runner's Al Howie and Stephen Fonyo, who both ran across Canada.
Everytime I see the Mile "0" sign, I dream about riding my bike down here from my house, and beginning my ride to Newfoundland... then down to visit Emily in Hanover, and across the states..... dreaming. No matter what I do, I will for always and ever be dreaming!
Two other interesting sites along the way are glaciar-marked rocks from about 10,000 years ago... I didn't actually find these markings...... and a memorial or sorts to a ship that sank, but no casualties. Although all this history is inspiring, interesting, educational, etc... the highlight of the run was seeing two pelicans!!!
Seemed so out of place here..... I don't know for sure, but shouldn't they be somewhere warmer than the frigid Pacific Northwest waters???!