We breakfasted leisurely and bussed up Granville into town, and then caught the Stanley Park bus to the Aquarium. Starting at Lumberman's Arch, we walked around the Sea Wall to English Bay Beach.
|Matthew looking windswept under Lumberman's Arch (notice the swathe of actual blue sky!!)|
|In Coal Harbour, a Flock of Loons (represented on the Canadian $1 coin) and Matthew swears he's never seen one in real life before! Score for our running tally of Canadian Wildlife Bingo.|
|View of the North Shore|
|More loons, under Lions Gate Bridge, Grouse Mountain in the background|
|Adorable tiny birds fossicking on a scrap of shore one foot wide against the sea wall. (NB: blogger spellcheck doesn't recognise 'fossicking' as a word! ... I googled it and it turns out it's a cornish-aussie-nz goldrush term??)|
|And from a distance. When we rounded the point, it was full-on sun glare all the way to English Bay! (...Okay fine don't believe me.)|
|A seagull having an elaborate picnic.|
|Just when we were flagging, an appropriate throne presented itself.|
|A spontaneous collection of inukshuks (or inuksuit plural??) on English Bay Beach.|
|'A-maze-ing Laughter' by Yue Minjun, of 14 laughing men at Davie and Denman. (worth clicking to expand for detail) It's funny to watch how this sculpture encourages interaction, because people always seem to be mimicking the poses.|
In the evening we had an invitation to my cousin Eleanor's birthday, where we caught up with the family, ate Chinese food and birthday cake, and exchanged holiday adventure stories.
|Birthday girl Eleanor, Gramma, Carolyn and Me|