|View from the Sea bus of 'downtown' Vancouver|
We decided to hire bikes and cycle around Stanley Park. Its such a pleasant ride, no hills to climb, mostly shady, and views of the sea all the way.
|You don't often see him with a helmet|
|Just look at those horses!!!!|
|Touch of wild life - Mr. or Mrs Racoon|
Thursday was a quite morning, but by the afternoon it turned out to be quite warm so A and I had a date for a swim. We went across the road and used the private water front of a friend. I thought it would be fun if we jumped in from the dock, but then I saw the dock stood a lot higher than I imagined, so it was tippy toes into the water for us. The cove is a very deep fiord, and therefore the water can be pretty chilly, in fact as you swim you come across warmer currents- then cooler ones- but if you tried to tread water, thats when you find out just how cold the water is just a few feet below you! (toes would soon turn blue, me thinks). It was a fun time, then came the hard bit of climbing the stairs, firstly up from the waters edge to the road (44 steps) then the next 39 up to the front door of the house Phew!!!! but worth it.
|Cool clear water.|
|This is how you do syncro.... your turn Nana|
|Think I will just swim aroung the dock again.|
Thursday evening was Ladies kayaking night in the cove, so M, A and I joined the 70 or so ladies for a 2 hour paddle. I have to admit that seeing all the kayaks together seemed a bit daunting and I do prefer going out in twos or threes, but once I got used to the crowds it was fine.
|A and I off to join the rest of the ladies.|
|You may need a magnifying glass for this pic.but A and M are on the left, and me off on my own (right)|
On our last day we spent the morning wandering the cove and "people watching". The aftenoon was spent packing and being greatful that we had the extra baggage allowance on our way home. Friday evening we went to the first of Deep Cove's concerts, the group played folk and pop music, and were very good.
|Enjoying the evening|
|What an evening!|
|What a beautiful place to live!|
All good things have to come to an end, and this was our last glimpse of Canada.
|Farewell to the Rockies|
|And for my next project!!!! another reminder of that fantastic shop in Victoria.|