Prospect Point

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  • Day107

    Back to Vancouver

    June 15, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Auf dem Walmart Parkplatz ist uns ein Malheur passiert...wir haben über Nacht beim Fenster öffnen den Schlüssel in der Zündung stecken lassen und wurden um 3 Uhr morgens vom letzten tönenden Aufbäumen unserer Autobatterie geweckt. Wir mussten also morgens zum ersten Mal CAA (wie ADAC) für eine Starthilfe anrufen. Ging zum Glück alles recht schnell, sodass wir kaum etwas vom Tag verpassten.

    In Vancouver hatten wir noch ein paar Sachen zu erledigen. Wir holten die fertig genähten Bezüge für unsere Matratzen ab, gingen zum Laundromaten und zu guter Letzt kauften wir im Angebot eine Dachbox. Es war ein schönes Gefühl, mit genug Platz und frischer Wäsche weiter zu fahren!

    Selbst nach fast 3 Wochen Inselurlaub mit wenig Trubel waren wir mental nicht bereit für anstrengendes Städte-Sightseeing. Wir haben uns also entschieden, Vancouver nur fahrend und in komprimierter Form zu erleben. Die Innenstadt mit den vielen Hochhäusern sah trotz dieser ganz nett aus, ebenso der riesige Stanley Park. Dort fuhren wir über die Lions Gate Bridge zu unserem Schlafplatz in North Vancouver. Es war wieder ein Wanderparkplatz und wir genossen dort eine abendliche Wanderung durch schöne Flora.
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  • Day2

    Stanley Park and Granville Island

    May 19, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    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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  • Day7

    Under the Lion's Gate Bridge

    August 14, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    As we sail out of Vancouver Harbour, the lights come on transforming the city backdrop. We have travelled over this bridge several times in our past few days in Vancouver. It’s the main water crossing to the northern shore.Read more

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