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... slave class made up of
conquered tribes. The native's legends and beliefs centred around
supernatural beings, such as the thunderbird and raven, and the
ability for men to change into animals. These stories are reflected
in their dances and poles. Poles were first built in the late 18th
century, when iron tools where introduced, and ended in the late 19th
century when the population had been decimated by smallpox and
western missionaries tore ...
... milkshake, followed by something more typically english; fried eggs, toast and hash browns. Afterwards we went to Stanley park to see the Totem poles and then to a view point where you can see Lion gate bridge. At 1pm we went by ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay (Vancouver Island). During the crossing we were lucky to see a hump back whale in the distance :) Later ...
... styles. I was really impressed by the amount of stuff we did in our time there, which confirms that Dan an excellent travelling companion. (I was also impressed by all the food I ate - more of that to come!).
In the small world we live in, I was seated next to a man who had lived in Australia, in Perth, for 11 years on the plane. His accent was a blend of Aussie and Canadian. He got excited and we spoke mainly in Aussie slang for the flight. He was excited to ...
... anyway!). That did the trick and we headed out for a bit more exploring. We've developed quite a liking for microbreweries and brewpubs while we've been in Canada, mainly because they have lots of them and the beer and atmosphere are good, not because we're terrible drunkards! We had been recommended a couple of likely establishments, so went off in search of the first, a short water taxi ride away in Esquamit. That gave us the chance to bob around in ...
... to rent an apartment.
We elected to rent through Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) in an apartment on Johnson Street. We did so for a few reasons:
1. We wanted to have access to laundry facilities
2. For a prolonged stay we have found that it is often nice to have a separate bedroom
where a couple can have 'separate' time for themselves
3. We wanted to be able to spread out and unpack and re-pack for the next stage of ...