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... it and along the water. There were loads of boats moored up, and just as much scenery, including the city's skyline. It also took us through Charleson park which was lovely, and had a little duck pond in the middle. After about forty five minutes, we'd reached Granville Island. It's not really an island, but I suppose it has a nice ring to it.
There's quite a lot to do there. A huge indoor public market, selling all sorts of meat, ...
... with too much walking so we decided to take the horse and buggy tour which was interesting but made us feel old and sedentary as we passed younger folks walking, jogging or cycling. David did not complain…….are we both starting to feel our age?
So, having exhausted ourselves exploring Vancouver, we started preparing for the next phase of our trip………..the Canadian Rockies.
... second time ... third time's the charm ... and, frankly, the streets are wider than those in Sydney and the traffic not a patch, so it was a relative doddle, if a little frustrating.
Navigating the tightly laid out underground car park in a 4WD behemoth was, well, daunting ... it would probably have been OK in a 'Yaris or similar' ... certainly no worse than some of the tighter underground parking stations in ...
... hunting hide, towed by a swimmer with an electric scuba towing motor, and a number of photo drones overhead. The sun is still pretty high, but the ceremony has commenced, with a range of priestly types from various religions giving blessings.
The rain has cleared and there is only a light offshore breeze blowing, so conditions are ideal for launching floating lanterns. The launching is kicked off by the blessing of two large lanterns on the stage, then carrying ...
... It was however quick and painless didn't even get out of the car and took all of 15mins, we were in!
We spend the first night in a North Vancouver hotel as we arrived quite late. Much to Mel's disgust the room had 2 double beds so i thought it would be nice to have our own bed for the night to stretch out, haha!
The next day we caught up with our mate Beau up on Cypress Mountain for a snowboard. Beau is working there as a groomer for the season ...
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