|We met Dave and Sandra last year in the San Juan Islands. Now that we were in THEIR stomping grounds, they picked us up from the Sky Train, showed us around, and took us to their house for dinner.|
|Deneen drove us and another friend, Ilyssa, to Whistler on Monday. It was fun to stroll the shops, have lunch, and choose some teas from David's Tea. The rain held off until the ride home, but then it was REALLY wet.|
Tuesday morning we hung out on the boat, hoping for the rain to ease up. It did, a little bit, so we ventured out to Downtown Vancouver to retrieve my jacket that I forgot at the coat check at the fabulous restaurant Evan and Deneen took us to on Sunday evening. Then I visited cosmetics counters at the Hudson's Bay Company while Al hung out at an Irish Pub. Wednesday the weather was better for a big provisioning trip.
Thursday afternoon we headed out and powered through the narrows. In False Creek we got very urban views. Here in North Vancouver, it was more industrial.
|A pile of BRIGHT yellow stuff. Sulfur. Wikipedia tells me that it is a by-product of refining petroleum products, and there IS a refinery here.|
|After we pass, we hear this ship radio its departure. Notice Vancouver's own 'space needle', Harbour Centre.|
|A beginners (?) sail class, being towed back to the dock. They are SO cute!|
|Shoreline Park has nice trails. Oh. The bears think so too.|