31 May 09 - Vancouver, Canada
Oh Canada! Things just keep getting better in this delightful city!
Who would've thought, that just a short stroll from the centre of town, would be a forest haven complete with lakes, nature walks, beaches and parks (of course, complete with the Rockies and Vancouver skyline looking over it), but there is! Stanley Park! With 8km around its perimetre, it is almost an island and with the weather being the "best it ever is", 25 degrees Celsius and sunny, Vancouverites were out in full force today soaking up the sunshine and the scenery.
Tim and I made our own way around on a tandem bike - my first time ever! It was heaps of fun and not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Although, it did help that I was on the rear seat! We did stumble upon some Canadians playing cricket but…without the wickets!(?). Hmmm. We also visited the Vancouver Aquarium where we watched the audience get splashed by stunning, white Beluga whales. I was quite partial to the electric orange jellyfish. Fascinating creatures.
Speaking of 'creatures', we were semi-stalked by a strange couple this afternoon who, we believe, were trying to hint at the fact that they were swingers, or in the porn-making industry. Kind of creepy, I know. When we finally excused ourselves after listening to the male half of the duo talk himself up for 15 minutes, we were approached by them again as we sat down to have a bite and a bit of a rest. The crazy woman was all like, "I had a Chihuahua before they became fashionable", and "in between filming movies we travel a lot" and "our apartment isn't very far away if you wanted to come and have a look". Ugh! Again, I don't know exactly what she was hinting at, but I couldn't wait to get away from them. Welcome to the 'wacky' (and definitely scary) side of the wacky, wonderful and scary city called Vancouver.
We are off to Vancouver Island tomorrow to meet up with some friends in Victoria. It is supposed to be absolutely stunning there! I can't wait!
P.S. My legs still ache. We have covered so much ground in two and a half days.
P.P.S. Moosehead with salt? Please explain, Gray?? I am confused.
P.P.P.S. I experienced a horrible thing last night. Kat and Aly, you would understand! My jar of La Mer fell from my hands and shattered all over the bathroom floor. I could only salvage half of the remaining contents and even that has bits of glass all the way through it *CRY* - R.I.P. my loyal friend.