Wednesday 2 May 2018
Exploring the local neighborhood
Vancouver put on a gorgeous, albeit fresh morning, perfect for a run along the seawall on the opposite side of False Creek from Downtown. We set out to do the whole loop around, until we realised that was a bit ambitious – far too long, especially as we plan to run a half marathon on Sunday. So after about 6km, we turned around and made our way home.
After a shower and breakfast, we were ready to go again, so took a walk in the opposite direction to where we’d been previously. It’s always good to get insider information – and this is what happened when we popped into a running shop along the main road of Kits. We were pointed towards a lovely seaside trail and a little café at the Jericho sailing club (after passing the much more salubrious Royal Vancouver Yacht Club for members only). Unfortunately, the food wasn’t as good as the setting, but we had a good time relaxing looking out over the water at the snow-capped mountains beyond.
Venturing further afield
We were very fortunate to catch up with an old colleague of Glenda’s in the afternoon / evening. Todd picked us up after work at 3:30pm and took us to his home at Deep Cove, North Vancouver. (http://www.deepcovebc.com/). Todd and his family are avid hikers, so he treated us to one of their local walks, leading us past lovely waterfalls and ending on a rock with gorgeous views over the water and surrounding forests. https://www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/quarry-rock/
Unfortunately, Todd’s wife Kelly was unable to join us on the walk as she’d been ill, but after our walk, the four of us went to a local restaurant for dinner. The temperature went down rapidly following the 8:30pm sunset, so we were happy to have our jackets. And the wine, pasta and dessert helped too!
Thanks for a great time Todd and Kelly!!