My little B&B in Vancouver was literally a five minute walk to a SkyTrain station. This was the view of the city from the edge of the neighborhood.
Random things I saw while in Vancouver for the weekend:
- Was having lunch at a sidewalk cafe while I was passed by a shouting Jesus dragging his cross up the street.
- Followed a cocky family of five with matching frosted haircuts (and very similar outfits) for a while along the waterfront. They were the kind of family you'd expect to find at a low income middle America Walmart. Okay, so maybe they weren't that trashy.
- Kept running into brides and bridal parties milling around the city posing for pictures of their big day.
- Teenage zombies were everywhere. On the subway. Eating in restaurants. Walking around. I finally stopped a couple and was told that it was a Zombie Walk. Was sad to learn I had missed it.
Sunday was beautiful and perfect for sightseeing with a crisp freshness blown in off the Pacific.
My B&B was also just a few walking minutes from The Drive. Commercial Drive is a fun street lined with restaurants, trendy bars, unique shops, heritage buildings and cafes. What gets me though, is on a street with nineteen coffee shops, why would you go to Starbucks?
Spent a large portion of my morning in a used bookstore greedily gathering an armful of interesting reads... only to be sobered up by the realization that I would have to lug them around all day and then onto the plane and then back to the boat. I put all but one back.
Visited the Vancouver Art Gallery and found Reece Terris' installation, Ought Apartment fascinating. Intrigued also by the works of Andreas Gursky.
The Sky Train opened their connection to the airport the day after I left. Oh well.
Flying back was another airplane where you could reach out and touch the pilot. I actually had to get up from my seat and step back a few rows to get the picture.
Out the window on the way back to Campbell River.
Once back on the boat, we did more guest trips to Desolation Sound and the surrounding areas. As a result of not blogging about this until months later, I couldn't tell you where the following pictures are from. But the whole area is gorgeous.
We shared the sunrises and sunsets in these secret little coves with a few other boaters.
If you look closely, you can see the little kayaks that were taken to the beach for a stroll.
This is the view I get out the window at the pantry sink while washing dishes. I am, of course, always wishing I could be outside enjoying the scenery instead of working. But I also appreciate that my "office window" always has a view of something new and interesting.