Week Forty Three - Vancouver
Trip Start Aug 26, 2003
50Trip End Aug 24, 2004
Day 279 - Tuesday 15 June
Head off towards Vancouver. We have booked another round at Furry Creek. Another glorious day in BC. The course was as good as we remembered. This time Geoff is victorious. Opus Hotel was unable to take us and anyway weren't prepared to give us a room each at the same deal as last time. There are some festivals in town and we end up booking The Howard Johnson Hotel on Granville Street. It isn't Opus and it is noisy with a lot of construction going on nearby. It is however close to The Quay and Yaletown. Granville Street, as well as being the hotspot for nightlife is also the sleazy part of town with panhandlers in every doorway. One group of druggies sit in front of a hat with a sign reading, 'Pot Fund.....and later munchies', which is at least honest
Day 280 - Wednesday 16 June
Today we decided to head up to Grouse Mountain. After breakfast at The Cactus Club we catch the Seabus over to North Vancouver then a bus up to the cablecar. At the top we enjoyed views over the city then walk to the Grizzly enclosure. Afterwards we watch a display of birds of prey. Back down we went home then down to The Quay for the night.
Day 281 - Thursday 17 June
The highlight of today was meeting three very drunk girls at The Quay. They were drinking champagne and invited us to join them
Day 282 - Friday 18 June
After lunch in CC we lie on the beach watching some sort of animal surfacing in the bay. It turned out to be a seal. We decide to try somewhere different for a change and walk to The Shark Club for a beer and a game of pool. The table is crap and the place empty. Back to The Quay then up to The Roxy.
Day 283 - Saturday 19 June
We meet Lawrence and a couple of Italian mates (Adrian and Brady) in The Quay. Lawrence promises to take us out on his boat tomorrow with the Italians. End up in Bar None with Tanya and Lawrence. We witness the best dancer ever and we tell her so.
Day 284 - Sunday 20 June
We buy a dozen Coronas and four limes (in 'Urban Fare' - the best shop in the world near to The Quay) and walk down to meet Lawrence. His boat - 'Safari' - is smart and the six of us head out into the bay. Back ashore we finish the beers then head over to The Quay. Lawrence's mate, Davy turns up and we head around many bars to find some action. They are all quiet so end up at Bar None.
Day 285 - Monday 21 June
Took a 'Aquabus' over to Granville Island then walked around the point to Kitsilano Beach. Lay about for couple of hours then ferry back to Yaletown. You know the rest.
If anyone is interested, I am now brushing my teeth with hot water.