Compass Point Inn
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Artist Point early today. What what. More about that in the other entry for Bellingham.
Right now, we're in Surrey, B.C. Canada! Our CouchSurfing host apparently isn't home yet, so we're just at a Starbucks doing some random online schtuff until we hear from her. Or until we just go back to her house. Being unable to use 3G and cell towers is very strange, and makes everything more difficult. But hoorah ...
... afternoon back to pick the bags up, caught a cab to the wrong hotel to meet our tour, (cabbie waited as two hotels of same name), then to The Sandman hotel where our room overlooks part of the city to the mountains.
Overall we have covered a large part of Vancouver on the first day here, Food costs are reasonable, Cheryl thinks a shade cheaper than home. Fruit and veggies certainly are. Ice Cream is same cost!!! ...
... a 2 hour layover, then fly up to Fairbanks.
The farther north we get the more daylight we have. The sun doesn't set here til after 9:30 and when I got up this morning at 5:00, the sun was already up. If I remember what I read, once we get to Alaska, the sun sets just after midnight and comes up again just after 3:00 am.
The sunsets have been absolutely spectacular. The night in Bellingham was particularly stunning. Not quite northern lights ...
... Brilliant. A quick flick of the settings and the food was cooked in no time. After finally eating we headed off into downtown Vancouver to see what all the fuss was about. Without knowing what we were actually looking for, and standing around like typical confused tourists with a large map making up for our lack of direction, a local stopped to offer some help. After a quick chat, we trotted off down Robson street, the main shopping street. ...
... of our favourite songs in the hotel bar, which meant we didn't need to venture too far before getting our first taste of Vancouver. This was just as well as we had a pretty full day planned for Friday: a trip to Whistler with our new friends Malcolm and Roseanne (Vancouver residents who happen to be the parents of Richard's colleague, Charlie), and staying up past my bedtime to see Australian musicians and friends, Tony and ...