After a relaxing day walking around Stanley park yesterday today began with a very early start as we had to catch the 7am coach down to Seattle. This was no ordinary coach...the driver was somewhat unordinary and gave us a start talk that he obviously changes everyday to try and put some life into his mundane job. Aparently it was hug a plumber day and eat a zukini day... "everyday is a holiday on this coach".
Crossing the border for sure was no holiday, it took us an hour, a finger print scan and a scoff of our strawberrys because you cant take fruit int the states.
Our stop was downtown Seattle and in the sun the space needle and the surrounding complex looked lovely. It was a perfect day to see the views of the harbour.
The market was very quirky and was alive with so many sights and smells including the main attraction of the fish stall throwing fish and chanting whenever a customer orders a foot long fish. We opted for a dozen doughnuts instead.
The centre of Seattle was a little dissapointing with the constant bombardment of the homless and charities asking for money. But it was well worth a visit and it is a lot like the film 'sleepless in seattle', we managed to spot the fish stall where tom hanks and his son buy dinner and the restaurant he eats at with his friend.
Getting back in to Canada was beautiful, driving through washington state with the dead flat farmland in the foreground and the snowy topped mountains in the backdrop. After a veeerry long day tomorrow we will be just as busy getting preperations for next adventure to Jasper.