Hotel Granville Grand
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Vancouver is very attractive: surrounded by mountains, beaches and lush forest and we can see why people like to live there. We just spent a day chilling out.
... within the next couple of days. For that price, there'll be no complaints from me.
Continuing our lazy theme, we just sat in after we'd cooked and eaten tea as it was now chucking it down. The Chocolate Sinner Cake we'd bought the night before helped take our mind off the weather though.
Our aim for today was to do a little bit more than yesterday! Not difficult, really. It had forecast rain, so our first ...
... in case of earthquake; Vancouver like much of the West Coast expects a 'big one' but who knows when?
Vancouver is a city that embraces animals; not the wild ones we were about to see on the later stages of our travels but domesticated ones. The very grand old Fairmont hotel in the city centre allows pets and even has a room-service menu for pets. In the lobby there are 2 pet-beds which were empty when ...
... BC route 99 (which I largely followed) is just a normal road ... well, six lanes, mostly, so much better than even most Australian suburban(ish) highways.
Anyway, I had my GPS set, and simply followed the directions into the CBD, parking under the Vancouver Central Public Library. Expensive. Or so they say. Maximum of C$10.50 for 6 am to 6 pm. Expensive! HA!!! Compared to the Council Car Park I use in Sydney, in ...
... look, and a fairly strange Japanese boxed meal, before joining the crowd streaming towards the park along the shoreline. Many of the groups are carrying boat-shaped floats about 50 cm long and 25 wide, which have an open topped box on them made of translucent material, and a candle in the centre. Most have personal messages to departed loved ones written on the boxes.
As we approach the shore line, the crowd becomes very dense. A lot of people have set up ...
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