What a beautiful city! Cherry blossoms blooming everywhere and when a strong wind blows you have a cherry blossom snow storm. A sight to behold.
We are now back home. A family matter has brought us home earlier than planned so we will be in Vancouver for the next while. Summer time in British Columbia is incredible and the fall is spectacular. We are blessed to be living in this province and this country we call home. Canada. Believe me!
We have been away just 3 weeks shy of one year and every moment of our travels was an eye-opening experience of adventure, culture and food that we will forever hold in our hearts. We will continue our travels with many more adventures to come and we’ll continue to use our blog site to log our journey’s and hopefully inspire others to go out and explore this amazing planet we call home.
We started this blog April 29, 2017 and since then have had 19,768 visitors as of today and the views came from 61 countries. Who would have thunk? We visited 19 countries so the power of the word of mouth extended into many countries we didn’t visit but highlights the 6 degrees of separation that exists between all of us.
We have never done a blog before this trip so I’m sure it could have been presented in a little more of a professional format but we hope you enjoyed following us anyway. It made our day whenever we had a “like” or a comment. It connected us to either people back home or to people we met along our way.
To everyone that followed us on our blog we say a big “Thank you”! Thank you for taking the time to follow us. It meant a lot to us and gave us inspiration to keep going on and continue writing about our travels. We plan on exploring this amazing province over the next months so the blog will continue and will allow us to show off our Province and our corner of this amazing country we call home. We hope you continue to enjoy.
We’ve been back five weeks now and below is my latest horoscope. Hmmm…..
We’ve had a good stretch of nice weather this past several days in Vancouver with warm sunny skies and slightly cooler but comfortable evenings. The temperature varies considerably in Vancouver and then inland from the coast to the interior of the province. Temperatures on the many Vancouver beaches have been hovering around 20 degrees C with a very high UV index while the rest of the areas just slightly inland are in the mid 20’s and the southern interior hitting 30 C and hotter in some areas. These aren’t normal average temperatures for this time of year but it isn’t unheard of either so having several beaches to choose from to take advantage of this weather and the warm summer months to come is a real bonus so we today we headed to Lacarno Beach on the south shores of English Bay to soak up a few rays.
Through our travels around the world this past year we were a little surprised to learn that many people believe it is always cold in Canada. They only associate Canada with cold. We of course explained that oh no, it hits 40+ degrees in some areas in the summer but would sense that they didn’t really believe us. A sad fact is the weather is getting warmer in Canada and unfortunately the Canadian North/Arctic is warming up much quicker than the lower latitudes and this is definitely a bad news story for the flora and fauna that exists nowhere else on our fragile planet.
Yes it is cold in most of Canada during the winter months and Canadians freeze their butts off but we fortunately have a few warm months in the summer to thaw out and sun tan before planning our winter getaways to Mexico or Hawaii or the Caribbean and I’ve always believed it is much easier to warm up than it is to cool down.
Warm Spring weather arrived again a few days ago so yesterday we decided to walk across the Burrard bridge and head into the West End and stroll the sea wall to English Bay Beach and then make our way up Deman Street to intersect the sea wall in Coal Harbour. The sea wall is a paved pathway generally seperated into pedestrian and bicycle lanes that stretches 28 km (17.5 miles) around the city’s waterfront. We only walked a small section but we have cycled the whole route several times and it is a great way to spend a day in Vancouver.
Tomorrow is supposed to be another 30+ C day so probably some beach time.
West End sea wall walk at Sunset Beach
English Bay Inukshuk
Bannanas in a couple of months?
A-mazing Laughter, the laughing men statues at English Bay Beach
Our little house on the harbour and our little boat in the background. NOT!,
Canada Place cruise ship terminal