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2015 Big 6 Week Trip


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VANCOUVER CITY PANORAMA -

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FAVOURITE PHOTO -

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COLLAGE -

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VANCOUVER WAS EVERYTHING I HAD IMAGINED AND MORE!
THERE WERE SO MANY HIGHLIGHTS. WE LOVED VANCOUVER!! :)

BOWEN ISLAND, CAPILANO BRIDGE, GROUSE MOUNTAIN, STANLEY PARK,
VANCOUVER AT NIGHT, GASTOWN AND THE CLOCK, GASWORKS BREWERY,
GRANVILLE ISLAND, GRANVILLE ISLAND BREWERY, A DAY OUT WITH GLENN
FROM VIRTUALTOURIST.... AND THE BEST OF ALL FOR THE BOYS -
SALMON FISHING ON THE FRASER RIVER WITH SILVERSIDES FISHING.

STAYING ON GRANVILLE ISLAND WAS A GREAT CHOICE. I LOVED CATCHING THE
LITTLE AQUABUS INTO YALETOWN - SUPURB VIEW OF THE 'CITY OF GLASS'.
YALETOWN HAD SOME HUGE YACHTS MOORED.

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THE GRANVILLE ISLAND HOTEL WAS CLOSE TO THE MARKETS AND THE ISLAND
HAS A REAL COSMOPOLITAN ATMOSPHERE.
THE HOTEL ITSELF WAS VERY COMFORTABLE AND QUITE REASONABLY PRICED
FOR THE LOCATION. BREAKKY INCLUDED WAS A BONUS AND REAL NICE TOO
WITH FRESH INGREDIENTS.
I WOULD HOWEVER MISS DINNERS HERE. TOO EXPENSIVE AND THE FOOD IS
AVERAGE.

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IT WAS AN EXCELLENT SPOT FOR NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY :)

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THE GRANVILLE ISLAND BREWERY WAS A FUN PLACE TO CHILL WITH A
BEER AND HAVE A CHAT WITH THE LOCALS.

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GASTOWN.

TAKE A SHORT TRIP FROM YALETOWN TO CANADA PLACE AND GASTOWN.
CANADA PLACE IS WHERE THE BIG CRUISE SHIPS COME IN.

GASTOWN IS A QUAINT QUIRKY AND CHIC ARTISTS HANGOUT WITH IT'S
NUMEROUS GIFT SHOPS, CAFES AND RESTAURANTS.
IT ALSO HAS AN OLD STEAM CLOCK THAT GOES OFF EVERY15 MINUTES.
MAKE SURE YOU GET THERE AT AROUND 12 NOON. FUN TO SEE :)
IT RAINED A BIT WHEN WE WERE THERE WHICH WAS GOOD BECAUSE THE
STEAM WAS MORE PROMINENT IN OUR PHOTOS.

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YOU SHOULD NOT MISS LUNCH AT THE STEAMWORKS BREWERY.
BESIDES GREAT BEER TASTINGS..... THEIR CHILLI CHICKEN WINGS ARE YUUUM! :)

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MAKE SURE YOU VISIT THE MOUNTED POLICE GIFT SHOP UP THE ROAD.
WE LOVED THIS LITTLE SHOP COMPLETE WITH FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL OWNER.
I BOUGHT THE MOST CUTEST KEY RING OF A MOUNTED POLICE BEAVER AND
IT NOW HOLDS PRIME POSITION ON MY CAMERA BAG :)

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CAPILANO BRIDGE.

THIS IS A 'MUST DO'! WE GOT ON THE FREE BUS FROM CANADA PLACE.
CAPILANO HAS A NICE LITTLE TREE TOP WALK. WE WERE HERE IN THE FALL.
COLOURS .... MAGNIFICANT!
I BECAME AWARE FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT HUBBY IS A LITTLE AFRAID OF
HEIGHTS. TIP..... DON'T LAUGH AT SOMEONE THAT IS FEELING A LITTLE
UNEASY .......... LOL .....SORRY ;)

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THE SWAYING BRIDGE ITSELF IS MOST WORTH WHILE WALKING ON.
YES.... IT SWAYS..... AND YES, IT'S SCARY ........ IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE
WITH HEIGHTS......
BUT YOU WILL KICK YOURSLELF IF YOU DO NOT DO IT!
THERE'S SOME FABULOUS VIEWS TO BE HAD HALF WAY.
AND YOU CAN CHILL AFTER AT THE CAFE WITH A WELL DESERVED BEER ;)

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GROUSE MOUNTAIN.

WE TRAVELLED ON AND UP TO GROUSE MOUNTAIN ON THE BUS AND THEN
CABLE CAR.

GROUSE MOUNTAIN WAS COLD! THE FOG WAS THICK AND SWIRLING AROUND US.
WE COULDN'T SEE MORE THAN A SHORT DISTANCE IN FRONT.
STILL.... WE WALKED SLOWLY IN SILENCE, FOLLOWING THE PAINTED BEAR TRACKS
WITH ONLY THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE AND OUR EXHALING BREATH FORMING VISIBLE
VAPOUR..... ADDING TO THE THICK WHITE FOG THAT SEEMED TO SWALLOW UP
ANY EVIDENCE THAT WE WERE HERE.
SCARY.... :)

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STANLEY PARK.

A TRIP TO VANCOUVER IS NOT COMPLETE UNLESS YOU CHECK OUT STANLEY PARK
BEING THERE IN THE FALL WAS A BONUS. THE COLOURS ARE MAGNIFICANT :)

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WE ALSO ENJOYED THE ANTICS OF THE RACCOONS. OUR FIRST SIGHTING WAS OF
THEM RAIDING THE BINS. WE UNDERSTOOD IMMEDIATELY THE SIGNS THAT
ADVISE NOT TO FEED THEM. IN AUSTRALIA WE HAVE THE SAME FOR OUR NATIVE
WILDLIFE.

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I HAD SOME CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY FUN IN STANLEY PARK :)

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH.

BOWEN ISLAND.

HUBBY AND I LIKE TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. NOT YOUR
USUAL TOURIST STUFF. WE LIKE TO GET AWAY AND HAVE A BEER WITH
THE LOCALS :)

SHORT BUS TRIP AND THEN FERRY RIDE (NOT EXPENSIVE AT ALL).....
AND WE ARRIVED. BOWEN ISLAND HAS A LOVELY MARINA.

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BEING LIMITED FOR TIME, WE ENJOYED A SHORT STROLL UP THE ROAD.
FIRST PUB WOULDN'T ACCEPT YOUNG JESSE.....
BOWEN PUB AT THE TOP OF THE HILL..... DON'T BOTHER GOING THERE.
NO PROBLEM. WE JUST SAUNTERED DOWN THE HILL AND FOUND A
BETTER PUB ;)

DOC MORGANS WAS MUCH NICER :)
THEY HAD A LOVELY VERANDAH OUT BACK WHERE WE ENJOYED A NICE
LUNCH OVERLOOKING THE WATER WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS OF THE BUSH
AND FALL COLOURS.
THE STAFF WERE JUST LOVELY AND WE ENJOYED CHATTING WITH THEM.
HUBBY HOWARD OR AS GOOD FRIENDS KNOW HIM ....... HOWIE
EVEN FOUND HIS OWN BEER!!
I RECOMMEND COMING HERE :)

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THE VIEWS FROM THE FERRY ARE STUNNING!

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COMING BACK IN TO HORSESHOE BAY WHERE WE LEFT FROM.

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~~oOo~~

NOW FOR A FUNNY AUSSIROSE STORY.....

CHECK THIS OUT! HAHA :)
THIS GUY WAS ON THE SAME CRUISE. IT WAS QUITE A TALKING POINT
THAT HUBBY AND HE HAD SIMILAR CURLY MOUSTACHES.
I WANTED A PHOTO, HOWEVER EXTRA CURLY MOE WASN'T PLAYING BALL ;)
DOESN'T LIKE HIS PHOTO TAKEN.

WELL AFTER WE GOT OFF THE FERRY..... OVER STROLLS....
YEP YOU GUESSED IT ;)
AND THIS IS THE RESULT :)

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FISHING!!

THE BOYS WERE SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS.
THIS WAS TO BE ONE OF THE HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS FOR HOWIE AND JESSE :)

I BOOKED ON-LINE WITH SILVERSIDES AS THEY HAD GOOD REVIEWS.
OWNER BRIAN HAPPILY DIDN'T CHARGE ME AS I WAS JUST THE PHOTOGRAPHER ;)

WE WERE PICKED UP BY BRIAN'S WIFE AT OUR HOTEL AND TRAVELED DOWN
TO THE SPOT ON THE FRASER RIVER WHERE WE MET BRIAN.... STOPPING ON THE
WAY TO GRAB SOME SUBWAY AND A DRINK TO TAKE WITH US FOR LUNCH.

WELL I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THIS TRIP! THE BOYS WERE RIGGED FOR
SALMON FISHING. THIS SORT OF FISHING IS DIFFERENT TO WHAT THEY ARE
USED TO BACK IN AUSTRALIA. DON'T QUOTE ME AS AN EXPERT HAHA....
BUT THEY WERE TRYING FLY FISHING FOR THE FIRST TIME USING A LURE
RATHER THAN JUST BAIT AND THROW.... LET IT SINK AND SLOWLY REEL IN
LIKE BACK AT HOME. FLY FISHING IS USED IN RIVERS WITH FLOWING WATER.
THE LURE IS FLUNG OUT AND TRAVELS DOWN THE RIVER.... THEN YOU WAIT
FOR A HIT!

IT WAS A LITTLE FUNNY SEEING HUBBY AND JESSE DRESSED IN THE GEAR.
WEIGHED DOWN WITH WEIGHTS IT TOOK THEM A WHILE TO WADE OUT
INTO THE COLD RIVER HAHA. IN AUSTRALIA WE FISH IN SHORTS.

BOTH BOYS CAUGHT SOME GREAT SALMON! A COUPLE BRIAN KEPT FOR HIS
DINNER AND THE REST GOT THROWN BACK.

AS PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE DAY I ENJOYED TAKING SOME GREAT SHOTS :)
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY SO I DON'T NEED TO EXPLAIN.

I TOTALLY RECOMMEND BOOKING A TRIP WITH BRIAN AND SILVERSIDES.
IF YOU LIKE FISHING...... OR A PHOTOGRAPHER LIKE ME.... YOU WILL LOVE IT!

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HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS BLOG.

ON SUNDAY WE CAUGHT THE VIA RAIL FOR A NICE SLOW TRIP TO THE ROCKIES.
THE TRIP WAS PRETTY COOL AND MUCH CHEAPER THAN TAKING THE
ROCKY MOUNTAINEER. ONLY COST US $150AUS EACH AND INCLUDED A
VIEWING CAR WITH GLASS ENCLOSURE FOR CHECKING OUT THE SCENERY.

SO CHECK OUT NEXT STOP JASPER INCLUDING SOME PHOTOS OF OUR
TRIP ON VIA RAIL.

Posted by aussirose 01:02 Archived in Canada Tagged travellerspoint usa canada vancouver belize hk 2015 aussirose

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