Our 1st full day in Vancouver
11.09.2015 - 25.09.2015 20 °C
First up this morning, we walked a few blocks where we hopped on a free shuttle bus that took up to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, one of Vancouver’s main tourist attraction. In addition to the suspension bridge we went on a couple of guided tours of the park plus a cliff walk, Nature's Edge walk and the treetops adventure. It was a great start to the week. On the cliff walk Lesley almost lost her sunglasses as they fell off the top of her head and went over the railing a little way down the cliff. Luckily, one of the guides (who was actually from NZ) was nearby and he jumped over the railing and retrieved them. Maybe the Kiwis aren’t so bad after all. We left on the free shuttle bus mid-afternoon which took us back into downtown Vancouver.
This was all before we went walking down to the waterfront where we caught a tiny boat over to Granville Island. On the island are the well-known Granville Island Markets (original name right there!). Yes, more markets. But these are well worth going to (according to Lesley). These markets are indoor markets, many of the stalls being permanent and are open 7 days a week. A real tourist attraction! Many of the food stalls being there purely for our eyes to feast upon. It was extremely difficult to choose what to eat and buy. So much so, we think a return visit is a must, if time is generous.
After going around the markets several of times (there was so much to see) we basically spent the rest of the afternoon sitting on the waterfront deck of Granville Island watching all the comings and goings of the water traffic while listening to locals playing music. It was then time to head back on the small boat as it was getting late. We really enjoyed sitting there surrounded by this gorgeous atmosphere which again compounded the idea of returning.
Bought some lasagne (meat for Les, spinach and feta for G) at the markets so cooked up some vegies (Les) and salad (Giaan) to go with. Honestly the closest we’ve had to a home cooked dinner since we left. Very simple but hit the spot!
Hope you like all the food talk,
G and Lesley