When the sun shines, join the Vancouver folks and visit Stanley Park. 24C and there was even the odd heroic guy swimming in the ocean.
Since this was a general first look at this extensive area, we bit the bullet, fired up the big motor, and took the truck. 20Km of road works on the Trans Canada Highway, but if you plan a visit, they say “completion in 2013”.
Finally, we trundled into the otherworldly totem poles, woodland and beaches of this beautiful park. We had lunch on an English Bay beach log, and just soaked up the sand and sea, with the eclectic passers by, and the boats on the shining water.
Oh yes … the rush hour. It never actually stops! Sadly we saw the Skytrains rush overhead, as we laboured nose-to-tail below … among more roadworks than I have seen since they built the 401-427 interchange by Toronto airport.
A big day, but no big tree … yet. One could wish there was a better route, but Vancouver is bedeviled by big waters and few bridges.