Photo Call!

I finally managed to find some time to sort through the photos I’d taken during the trip. So many … it was hard choosing which ones to put in the album to accompany this blog.

You’ll find a brief description with each photo. Here’s the link

Journey Through The Rockies

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Vancouver Finale

We are almost at the end of our stay in Canada. A final weekend with our son Chris, who has flown up from New York to join us in Vancouver.

Chris, lives and works in New York. His visits to the UK are fairly infrequent and so the opportunity to meet up in Vancouver is a great end to our trip. Unfortunately, his wife Katie, is unable to join us because of work commitments.

Aside from eating (which seems to be a major theme on this trip!), we manage to fit in visits to Stanley Park Including the Aquarium), Granville Island (again!) and China town. The China town area is somewhat of a disappointment, the streets seem full of beggars, the homeless and drug addicts! Police presence was scarce to say the least!

The Granville Island trip gives us the chance to sample some of the local beers at the local micro brewery. Very good, as far as I recall!!

Here’s a few photos from the weekend.

A nice finish to the trip. We are now back in the UK and Chris has flown back to New York.

I will post a link to a selection of photos from the trip when I get time to organise and sort through a 1000+ photos!

Granville Island

🎶 Sitting on the dock of the bay 🎶 was definitely the song I was hearing. No, not Otis Redding (which would have been a major surprise!), but a snappily, dressed busker playing to visitors at one of Vancouver’s top tourist attractions.

If you like food and markets, this is as good a shopping experience you will get. Hand-crafted items of all description are available to buy and you are sure to find that unique, personal gift to take back for friends and family. Walking through the indoor food market was all too tempting and I eventually succumbed. The only problem was … too much choice! How can you expect me to decide?

The island was a short walk (20 minutes) from our Downtown hotel to a ferry that took you across to the island. The ferry ride – 5 minutes!

Looking across from Granville Island to Downtown Vancouver
The ferry that took us to Granville Island
These should more than satisfy my sweet tooth!
Healthy options?
Back to the not so healthy options …
Anyone for savoury?
Good pasta selections …