Friday, May 17, 2013

The 'Other' Vancouver!

We had some big, unexplainable-to-us waves at the dock in McNabb Creek, so we moved back to Plumper Cove for two nights on the dock.  It was nice to get off the boat and walk around a bit.  I found some sea glass on the beach across the point.

Thursday afternoon we motored around to Snug Cove on Bowen Island.  We had intended to anchor in Mannion Bay, but found it quite crowded, quite deep, and bumpy with ferry wash.  We had intended to buy one night at the Union Steamship Company Marina anyway, so we called them up and got a slip assignment. NICE place, and cute area.  We had a wonderful meal at Tuscany that evening, and coffee and breakfast sandwiches at The Snug the next morning.  The marina facilities were wonderful, including a lounge with cable TV!  We put them on the list for possible wintering-over sites.

It was a pretty afternoon for a boat ride in to Vancouver!  We are here especially so I can finally meet a facebook friend, face-to-face.  I will be attending a Tea Party with Deneen and many of her friends on Sunday!  But we plan to stay in False Creek, right downtown, for a week or maybe two.

Rounding Pt. Atkinson

False Creek is bordered by seawalls with wonderful walking and biking paths.  This is the largest group of dogs I have personally seen being walked -- SIX large dogs!

The view from our anchorage includes BC Place, the stadium  for opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

There is a rainbow of little ferries throughout False Creek, flitting around like cute little bugs!

Our cityscape sunset last night.

We had intended to go to the Grenville Island Market today, but typical northwest rain has moved in.  It will be a long, soggy dinghy ride, but I hear there is fudge!  We will wait a little while first, to see if it lightens up a bit.

(p.s.:  we made it to Grenville Island the next day, fun and interesting place.  There was fudge, but to be honest we were a bit disappointed in it....)

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