Wake up to more motorhome dramas, we contact one of the providers direct and Jacq manages to secure a vehicle for tomorrow although the last-minute aspect is costing an extra $500. She explains we've been trying for three days to book via an agency and gets a 10% discount - every little helps! This last-minute planning has set us back around $600 though - but, we're done, thank god.
So, after 12 Jess comes back from the local market with a fresh supply of bread, cheese, salad and ham - it's lush and we all dig in.
Then it's off to check out "value village" when Jess lived in the UK she used to talk about this place. It's a giant thrift store, sort of like her Primark but second hand - Bridie would be in heave here! Jacq has a nosy but gives up upon the realisation that nothing she likes is in her size so we move on deciding it makes sense to head to our hotel, get checked in and chill somewhere for a drink.
The Coast Plaza hotel is not as swanky as it sounds but it's really central in the heart of Denman street which is the place to be, and it's also by English Bay but man does the room smell like a nursing home - lucky enough we get a great view over the bay. We check in and meet John when he finishes work - four of us head to a bar overlooking the bay it's quite western in theme and called Cactus Bar - happy hour is 3-6pm and it's only 5pm so we get a round of Bellini's which are more like daiquiris at $4 each and sunset sodas, kind of like vodka and orange at $3 each we also order yam fries with garlic sauce - they are gorgeous, it's basically sweet potato fries.
We head back to our room round 7pm and say our goodbyes after posing with some funny statues opposite the bar - we chill in front of the TV and make plans for tomorrow.