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  • Day2

    Stanley Park and Granville Island

    May 19, 2018 in Canada ⋅

    The day dawned calm and a little grey, with all the Windsor royal wedding action on TV. We decided to walk the sea wall walk round the edge of Stanley Park starting at the lost lagoon ( it lost its seawater around 100 years ago). There were two large cruise ships in and our first stop, totems, was a little overwhelmed by Singaporeans with scarves on. There was a good spot to watch the float planes takeoffs. We found a cafe opening a little further on then climbed up under the suspension bridge to Prospect Point. Here it brightened up.
    From there we walked down through the woods with giant redwoods and woodpeckers in the distance. Wild flowers were in abundance and blue butterfly. The path emerged at the lost lagoon which was a mass of flag irises with some evidence of beavers and a charming black squirrel.
    Now we wondered how we would get to Granville Island our next port of call. Standing at the bus stop and puzzling over when one might come a taxi popped up - result! In no time were in the bustling market cum craft scene. First call ‘Off the Tracks’ for excellent Avo Toast with scrambled eggs accompanied by tasty tea or Granville Island IPA. Strolling round we found the most amazing art supplies shop and the public market was full of delicious fare including artisan granola squares by which we were tempted.
    The little aqua bus took us back across the water for $3 where we sat by Sunset Beach for the rest of the afternoon sketching or listening to pod casts and watching the world go by on cycles, roller blades or foot.
    Back at base we enjoyed a complementary Narrative Rose before heading up to open our bottle of Narrative Cabernet Franc/ Merlot from Okanangan which is rather delicious After 21717 steps we are not contemplating too many more to find something to eat later.
    A few steps more found us in Timber, the downmarket bar attached to the hotel, for fine fish and chips with local beers, a lager and Off the Rails pale ale. All excellent!
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  • Day2

    2: Vancouver by bike

    September 6, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    And off we go, the hotel offered free bikes to get around and so we did. We went to the harbor and along the waterfront to Stanley park. We saw some water planes come and go which probably is a common way of traveling to remote places. In Stanley parc we went to the Totems of the First Nations (if this name is correct). It sure is a pritty sight and so was the sea shore around Stanley park. When we were around the park we moved inwards through the forrest which was very beautifull and more exciting with these bikes :-). After stanley we went allong the coastline over the Burrard bridge and under the Granville bridge were we found a very nice area with shops, markets and restaurants. A very good tip from a very sweet person thanks again Jane :-). From glasblowers and blacksmiths to nice tourist stores and some mechanical playgrounds on the street. A lot of fun all together. We went back to our bikes and finished the circle and had diner at the KEG which was a really cool restaurant/ bar that attracted a certain type of crowd which looked like fancy party people. We took it easy and headed for a sunset to the Burrard Bridge after some coffee. The clouds prevented the desired sight but it still was a nice shot and a beautifull evening. Time to bike back and finish the day with a movie while my sweet Mariska slept a few extra hours ;-).Read more

  • Day0

    Vancouver, BC

    October 3, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    After excessive questioning and being sent to additional security (apparently quitting your job, traveling with only one small suitcase, and making your first stop Colombia for an unknown period of time makes Canadian border officials suspicious) we made it to Vancouver, the first stop on our trip!

    We didn't have much time in Vancouver, so we walked around Stanley Park, multiple neighborhoods in the downtown area, ate breakfast on a beach, and had delicious sushi and Chinese food.

    Our original flight to Colombia was cancelled due to a pilot strike, so we were rebooked to additional flights that made the trip quite a bit longer and less comfortable, but after a full day of travel we arrived in Colombia to really start the trip!
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  • Day2

    Stanley Park

    July 8, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Efter Grouse Mountain körde vi ner till Stanley Park, en gigantisk park med tjock skog och höga ceder-träd på en halvö mitt i stan. Stannade vid Totem Poles park, en samling med totempålar. Rätt häftigt.
    Gick på strandpromenaden runt udden, massa sjöflygplan som startade och landade och jättefin utsikt över staden och Coal Harbor.Read more

  • Day6

    Stanlay Park

    April 15, 2017 in Canada ⋅

    Der Stanlay Park ist einfach ein Muss, wenn man Vancouver besucht. Er ist das Naherholungsgebiet in Vancouver. Spannend ist, das man mit dem Auto durch den Park fahren kann und es gibt an jedem Interessenten Ort ein Parkplatz. Wir waren im Mai hier, also noch ausserhalb der Hauptreisezeit. Wir haben stets einen Parkplatz gefunden, ich möchte aber nicht wissen, wie es im Sommer ist 😉
    Ich denke, der Hop on Hop off Buss ist dann ekne gute Alternative.
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