Saturday, 5 August 2017
A Canadian Adventure - Day 2
A Leisurely Bike Ride
Shak kindly drove us into town from his house in Surrey, dropping us off at Coal Harbour Quay on the waterfront.
Bikes were hired and we enjoyed a leisurely ride around Stanley Park, then down the waterfront to the Science World building.
Some totem poles (top picture) were visited, as well as a rose garden and Beaver Lake, which is turning to forest. Song sparrows were hopping around in the undergrowth, and herons were positioned at strategic intervals along the rocky shore.
The sun glared at us through a haze of smoke, resulting in very poor conditions for photography.
After returning the bikes, we strolled up to the Bill Reid galley. Lots of interesting stuff from this First Nation sculptor. (See middle picture.)
We'd intended to walk up Grouse Mountain but decided to veto that plan due to the heavy smog. Instead we walked along the waterfront, from where the bottom picture was taken.
Shak collected us at 6 pm and dinner was at the the Washington Street restaurant in White Rock. Good seafood.
30 km cycling, 8 km walking.
Just about finished the book I started on the plane journey - Dad You Suck, by Tim Dowling.