On the way I passed by this:
A block later I saw this beautiful glass art work by Dale Chihuly. I first fell in love with his work at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix six years back and I must get back to Seattle to see more of his work! (mental note to self: next time you are in Vancouver make time to go down to Seattle!)
Then it was on to the harbour where I walked along Canada Place with beautiful views of the ocean - I am making a visit to this area a daily habit!
I could watch the seaplanes take off and land for hours....seriously..I could!
Then I walked along Canada Place which features the provinces and the cities/towns within them along the path.
The best city and the best province!!
More plane watching!!
I then hopped on the Seabus which leaves from Waterfront station arriving at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver a few minutes later. My mission? To visit the wonderful Lonsdale Quay market. I had been there briefly the previous day with Verni as we had lunch there but I wanted to have a good look! As it turned out I bought nothing...nor took any photos either. Go figure.
But I got a great view across to downtown Vancouver!
Fountain behind the market.
I sat here for a while just enjoying the view across the water..then I went to an ice cream place I had seen the day before. That's one of the many beauties of traveling alone...if you want ice cream for lunch you can damn well have it. Verni had mentioned the day before when we were having lunch at the market that the TransCanada trail pavilion nearby was beautiful and she wanted to take me there but I had been too lazy to walk over.
Isn't it gorgeous?
It all started out pretty well...
I love this sculpture just outside Stanley Park on Georgia St. A woman trying to find her glasses in her purse....can you see where they are?
View of the Vancouver Yacht club from Georgia St.
Getting closer to it...gorgeous backdrop of the North Shore mountains.
Oh oh...starting to cloud up a bit...
I carried on along the path until I came to the Totem Pole area; I never tire of these beauties.
I thought these Japanese school kids were cute. Okay I confess I got a bit misplaced here and wandered around (and around) until I found the aquarium - with the help of others. (never be afraid to ask!) By now it was raining so I got a bus back to Denman St. I knew I wanted to eat but just didn't know what I wanted. Don't you hate when that happens? Nothing appealed so I headed along Robson St. thinking there would be something that would appeal. I ended up having a couple of slices of pizza in a New York pizza joint. Meh....nothing wrong with the pizza I had just wanted something a bit nicer...with wine...
I loved this sign!
I stopped in at the library along the way back to the hotel and grabbed a tea (because they had a cafe like all civilized libraries should have!) to take back to the room. It was still pelting rain so I was happy to get back to the room and cozy in for the evening. It was off on the ferry to Salt Spring island the next morning so it was time to pack up again!
Three days in Vancouver just was not enough for me; next time it will be longer!