Posts Tagged ‘Stanley Park’

Vancouver, with Scottish friends

September 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Two years ago,  we met Robert and Margaret Hunter on a cruise.   They were from Scotland,  and invited us to visit with them in Edinburgh when we got to Scotland.   We did,  and they were excellent hosts. 

As it turns out,  they were going on an Alaska cruise departing from Vancouver about the same time we would be there.  So we were pleased to be able to slow them around my former home city. 

We visited Richmond Night Market, Stanley Park,  Burnaby, and took the gondola up Grouse Mountain.  It was a lot of fun,  and the city rewarded us with nice weather.   Vancouver is right up there as one of our favorite places to be..

Arriving at the Richmond Night Market

You can buy clothes here……

…. and lots of street food.

Robert and Margaret, a little overwhelmed

Totem poles in Stanley Park

Lions Gate Bridge

At the logging show

Harris hawk

Glad this guy was behind a fence!

Looking down towards Vancouver

Sunset as seen from the top of Grouse Mountain

Another view of the city at dusk


Walk with me in Vancouver, BC

May 13, 2016 4 comments

I’m in Vancouver to attend the memorial service for my oldest nephew,  Alan.   He passed unexpectedly and will be missed by family and friends.  Not the reason for a visit you would hope for.

But since I’m an early riser (and still some jet lag from my recent return from Barcelona), and the weather was beautiful,  I took a nice early morning walk.  Stanley Park is just a few blocks from my hotel, so the obvious place to walk.   Vancouver had to be one of the most beautiful cities ever.


Looking towards the bay, Stanley Park on the right


Lots of flowers in the park


And lots of colors


My sister in laws apartment


A heron patiently waiting for breakfast


Vancouver yacht club


A skyline view



Denman strèet. Just about any ethnic food you may want.