Saturday, September 02, 2006

fabulous day at the beach

This morning and early afternoon was absolutely fantastic.
(I'll discuss yesterday evening in another entry).

I wanted to share why I love living in Vancouver (and make a few of you jealous). I've traveled to and through a number of countries and stayed in many cities but I love coming back home.
My friend picked me up at around 8am and we headed out forWhytecliff Park. My homemade potato salad all packed up with some pretzels, it was going to be a great day!
We got parking (soooo good as it's at a premium there), bought coffee along the way, then took approximately 70 photos. I can't really remember.
Whytecliff park is really close to BC Ferries so you get to see them go by all the time:

It was a gorgeous morning. The sun was shining, wind blowing and the water, damn, was gorgeous.

This is another photo I snapped. A multitude of sailboats and boats in general were on the water today.

My friend and I climbed up this big rock and had a fantastic view of the water, some of the gulf islands and a bit of Vancouver Island.

The coolest part was that I got to see a seal up close and personal. I got about 5 feet away but I didn't see it at first so it snorted at me and scared the shit out of me.

Okay, that's enough for this evening. I'm off to have coffee with someone..... Nite all!


Cherrie said...

I've been to Vancouver many times, but just can't place this beach. Is it by UBC?

I have many happy memories of the beaches in B.C., and watching the cruise ships sail under the Lion's Gate Bridge in the evening before heading off to a fabulous seafood dinner.

Unfortunately, I have not been there since 2001. But I am hoping to return soon!

padme said...

I've been to that park a few times. :) It's beautiful there!! I know exactly the reasons you love Vancouver. I was born and raised here and I love it!! I'll never leave. We have a beautiful city! :)
Hope you can drop by the party tonight, SG.

Anonymous said...


What to give away and what to keep hidden in order to play the ever seductive mystery card?

I am pretty sure that you and I have rubbed elbows - the picture on the sky train made me about 99% sure... although we do technically live in different towns(only a few kilometers seperates them). I will say like Padme that I know that park VERY well and find it to be incredibly peaceful and relaxing!

Oh yes, I have also had a close encounter with a seal - not there, but along the same coast line - a little farther south.

Glad that you had a good time... wish I could have been there!

A. May Sing

wobbly*comment said...

Looks gorgeous! Today is an American holday and I'm off work, but I've agreed to go to Indiana with a friend. If you're not up on your United States geography, just know that you never need to go to