Oh, Canada! Part1: Vancouver

We’re in Vancouver.

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People have been saying to me for a long time now that Canada is beautiful, that I’ll love it, that the scenery is spectacular, and that it’s like Hobart…Hobart, Tasmania, that is. I can’t comment on Hobart, Indianapolis.

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And guess what I’m going to tell you: it’s spectacularly beautiful, I love it, and yes, it’s like Hobart.
Actually, it’s like Hobart on steroids. Powerful steroids. Everything we love about Hobart is here, but there’s more of it! Bigger river, more quaint little streets, more shops, bigger mountains. High rises. High everything. Much, MUCH bigger mountains.

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Today we drove to Stanley Park (no don’t get confused. This is no park-down-the-road-with-a-swing-set, this is a massive multi-acre nature reserve, complete with Aquarium and nature trails. And totem poles. And beaches, where my kids paddled in the water and watched some even more enthusiastic tourists get their gear off and swim! (In their bathers). Tomorrow we’ll go back, and possibly the next day, and maybe the day after that as well.
Truth is, I think we could spend a month here and still not see everything Vancouver has to offer. That’s the trouble with it really. That’s the trouble with Canada really. It makes you fall in love with it, then gives you far too much to even know where to start. We’ve got four more days.

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Oh yes. We saw our first moose. Sorry. Mousse. Close enough, eh?

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5 thoughts on “Oh, Canada! Part1: Vancouver

  1. Love it. Sounds like you guys are having a ball. Canada is one place we both want to visit and I already know there won’t be enought time to see everything we want. Can I ask you a favour. I should have asked this before. Can to send my friend some postcards for her ‘postcard wall’ in the post office. She loves getting them and seeing where people have been.

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