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  • Day21


    June 14, 2018 in Canada ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    We are now 'experts' at the BC transit system and website so set off, with confidence, to catch the bus to Saaswach and the 10 am ferry to Vancouver but when we arrived at the port we found the 10 am was cancelled so we had a 1 hour wait for the next and the coffee machine was broken. It was another beautiful sunny day and the 90 minute ferry ride through the Gulf Islands was lovely with yet more great scenery and cost just $17.50 each (£10 ish). When we arrived at Twaseen the bus was waiting and there was an easy connection to Skytrain.

    We drop our luggage off at the hotel and headed for the police museum. In Vancouver's early days there were just a few policemen with very English style uniforms but as time progressed and the prospectors and then the railway workers arrived the town became more lawless and the police force increased. There were interesting exhibits on unsolved murders, forensics, compiling computer identification profiles and some moving stories about officers killed in the line of duty, ironically one murderer studied law during his prison sentence and became a lawyer.

    We went for a wander around Gastown and reacquainted ourselves with Gasey Jack's statue, (Gasey was responsible for introducing bars in town to occupy all the men who flocked into town during the gold rush days). We also saw the steam clock and we located the restaurant, Steam Works, where we were going to meet our friends Steve and Sandi for supper in the evening. I was anxious to find a route which wasn't too seedy and full of street folk when we walked back later. We had an excellent meal in Steam Works and I even enjoyed half a pint of local beer! Steam Works is a local brewer so it would have been rude not to sample the local brew! It was great catching up with Sandi and Steve who live in Vancouver but are expats and we meet them 2 years' ago when we cruised on the Danube.

    We returned to the hotel and enquired if Ellie and Ross had arrived, they hadn't, so we checked BA arrivals and found their plane was delayed, apparently someone decided not to board and their luggage had to be removed. A little later we heard them and their luggage arrive (2 suitcases and 2 bikes in cases!). We did the welcoming chat (made a change to give it rather than receive it!) and made plans for tomorrow.
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  • May9


    May 9, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Was wäre Vancouver ohne eines der größten Chinatowns auf amerikanischem Boden. Natürlich ist das ein muss! Ich treffe mich mit Couchsurfern und verabrede mich zum Hotpot essen. - lecker!! Spät in der Nacht irre ich entlang der seaside und genieße noch die Stadt bei Nacht bevor die Metro mich verschluckt.Read more

  • Day73

    China Park & Robson Street

    August 22, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    * Spaziergang durch China Town gab uns ein unsicheres Gefühl, da viele Obdachlose bzw. komische Leute, schmutzig und der ständige Geruch von Cannabis

    * Highlight war der kostenlose Chinese Park neben dem kostenintensiven Chinese Garden

    * kurzer Spaziergang durch Gas Town mit der Whistle Clock (Dampfuhr) als Highlight

    * Spaziergang entlang der Robson Street mit vielen Restaurants

    * leckeres Abendessen bei Marutama (beste Ramensuppe in der Stadt laut Travis)
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  • Day3

    Vancouver 2

    June 6, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Na 2 ontspannen​de dagen zijn we klaar voor wat avontuur. Morgen vertrekken we naar Nootka Island!

  • Day5

    Abfahrt Vancouver gen Alaska

    July 23, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Gegen 12.00 ging es aufs Schiff, Check-In war verbunden mit Grenzübergang Kanada-USA.
    Abfahrt 16.30 bei bestem Wetter. Wir brauchten nicht lange, um uns auf dem Schiff zurecht zu finden, irgendwann war Schluss und wir standen am Wasser.
    Heute, 24.Juli, waren wir 2 Meilen joggen. Wir fahren durch die Inside Passage und es ist kalt und neblig.Read more

  • Day72

    Ottawa Senators clinch playoff spot!

    April 12, 2015 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Yesterday my favourite hockey team, the Sens, clinched the second last playoff spot in the eastern division and will face the rivals of Montreal in the playoffs.
    A marvellous series of 23 wins and 4 ties out of the last 31 games was enough to secure the playoffs at the Canadian capital. This was only possible thanks to their reserve goalkeeper which got the nickname "Hamburglar". Fans developed a strange habit to throw hamburgers on the ice when their goalitender was playing can be seen on the third picture.
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  • Day46

    Red-Eye to Vancouver

    September 10, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    On the move again and leaving Alaska behind. Our stay in Alaska has been an amazing journey. Lots of things have been ticked off the bucket list - cruising the inland passage (via the ferry system, but cruising none the less), hump back whales breaching, sea otters, bears, puffins and glaciers. And so much more. I would highly recommend Alaska's wild frontiers to anyone and we have seen such a small part. There is so much more. Across the arctic circle up to the North Sea - aah well we have been so blessed to see what we have and it is such a big world. And onwards we must forge!
    How uncivilised to have a 1.30am flight - a red eye flight out of Alaska down to Seattle and a connector on to Vancouver. We slept a bit I'm sure and we arrived in one piece so all blessings are counted. Immigration was a breeze, a train ride then a taxi and we were at our Air BnB. We have lucked it again with a beautiful studio on the ground floor of a heritage house in Strathcona.
    Of course we needed to settle and do a grocery shop then two very tired souls decided to have a small exploration of our neighbourhood and down to Chinatown and the Sun Yat-sen Gardens. Two even tireder souls trudged back, had dinner and dell into bed!
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