Guest Post: Charmaine’s favourite Modo destinations in Victoria!
Modo member Charmaine is a new driver and has only recently started carsharing with Modo in Victoria. In her guest posts, Charmaine shares her first carsharing adventures and her favourite destinations on the island!
My favourite Modo destinations in Victoria
With my new driver’s licence and Modo fob in-hand, I have been hitting the town to do some exploring! I can now lead the way with weekly hikes with friends and visit destinations that used to be hard to reach, as Modo allows me the freedom to be the driver.
The heated seats of the 2016 Honda Fit have been a treat after the rainy hikes at Mount Douglas Park in Saanich and Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford, with our mascot “Ellie” the dog in tow. Another bonus: Dogs are allowed in Modo vehicles (except selected allergen-free vehicles), as long as they are travelling in a carrier!
As a new member of the “Friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory” in Saanich, I now have the confidence and freedom to attend space science events in a safe, well maintained car that can make it up that long, steep drive up the mountain to the observatory. I felt perfectly safe in my favourite Toyota Prius C Hybrid Modo when it started snowing at the top of the mountain!
Next stop: the new Red Barn Market in Esquimalt had their grand opening in late February! I was looking forward to it and made sure to book a Modo so I could fill up the car with groceries, which I wouldn’t have been able to take on the bus.
When the spring sunshine started to come out and greet the west coast air, I decided to book a Modo for a joy ride around town. I picked up my sister in the convertible Yellow Fiat, put the top down, and grabbed some fish & chips in Oak Bay.
I learned there was a 2013 Red Scion sports care that I could book just a few blocks away from home! Now THAT was fun! I snapped some photos of cherry blossoms against the iconic Victoria street lamps along the way in Downtown Victoria.
The most unexpected thing about driving Modo? Listening to my favourite tunes, hands free, while I enjoy the beauty of Victoria!