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Starting from Vancouver, BC


Our cruise to Tokyo began in Vancouver, BC. Of course, that is “home town” for me, as I lived there as a kid. So I became de facto tour director to our friends Les and Ida Cook. And the weather cooperated, beautiful!

Our highlights include an afternoon on Grouse Mountain. The gondola starts within the city limits, and whisks you to the top. There are tourist attractions up there, as well as restaurants and shops. The views were spectacular, and we waited until dark to get the night lights. Truly a world class city.

Later, we visited the Granville Market, which has a wide arrangement of foodstuffs – from seafood to vegetables. And artist stores for those so inclined. Les and Ida enjoyed our ride on the cute little ferry to the island.

After settling on our ship (the Celebrity Millenium) we got a nice view of downtown Vancouver and the Lions Gate bridge as we started our cruise. Nine days at sea coming up!

False Creek, right outside our apartment

False Creek, right outside our apartment

Never saw cherries packaged like this before!

Never saw cherries packaged like this before!

Looking back from the top chair lift

Looking back from the top chair lift

Ida and Les at Prospect Point in Stanley Park

Ida and Les at Prospect Point in Stanley Park

Les admires the wood carvings on Grouse Mountain

Les admires the wood carvings on Grouse Mountain

Lumberjack show

Lumberjack show

An eagle demonstration on Grouse Mountain

An eagle demonstration on Grouse Mountain

Gib brown bear

Gib brown bear

Downtown Vancouver from Grouse Mountain

Downtown Vancouver from Grouse Mountain

Leaving downtown Vancouver

Leaving downtown Vancouver

Passing under the Lions Gate Bridge

Passing under the Lions Gate Bridge

Goodbye, Vancouver!

Goodbye, Vancouver!

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