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Travelled from Seattle to Vancouver today, phone does not work in Canada and neither does the sat nav. So back to basics, have to use the map we have, luckily I have had prior experience navigating with work, Penny driving and me - directions. Paid off Penny, got us to our destination. Pre booked this backpacker but did not live up to expectations …
... her beauty sleep had been disturbed. By now a huge firetruck had arrived and the men were obviously puzzled that they had come in vain. Same for the paramedics. Too bad. No drama here.
As I waited at the bus station for the little community shuttle that would bring me to the hostel, a lady walked by, wailing at the tops of her lungs and insulting some imaginary person. Yes. I had enough for the day. Definitely.
In the morning we took a ferry to market at Lonsdale Quay. It was a touristy market with lots of Canadian souvenir type stalls, and some craft sellers too. We had a lovely lunch looking over the water, before it was time to hop back on the ferry again. The ferry is very well organised - so much so that as you approach, there is a larger display showing how many invites and seconds till the ferry departs. ...
... and the costumes all hanging up in order of being used, and the singers have a dressing room one level up.
The run-around area to get from one side of the stage to the other is wide and uncluttered, but what a long way to have to run.
After the theatre workshop I went to have lunch at the pizzaria on Deck 7, and later in the afternoon I got my account printed on the automatic account printer. What an efficient system and ...
... raise. For three minutes. Three minutes of embarrassment for the city of Vancouver with 2 bl people watching. Almost as bad as the 30 minute blackout during the last Superbowl (2013). However, finally the arm was raised, the fire lit. A famous Canadian (whose name I was told three times but you probably know the strength of my name memory) went onto a pickup - rode like Caesar through down and lit the outdoor cauldron. The next day, everybody in ...