I’ve been a bit busier this week, and I actually do have photos to share. No news on the job front, except from an interview last week that I’m still waiting to hear if it develops into anything. It’s a long holiday weekend here at the moment so nothing may turn up till the middle of next week anyway.
So, I took to wandering around Stanley Park one day. I have done the walk around the seawall but I haven’t actually gone inside the park much, except to go to the Aquarium, so I took a wander around and went to visit the Rose Garden.
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, I did skip a week last Sunday. But then it was my birthday and my parents and brother were in town so I figured I could do with a week off. And of course because they were here I did a lot more touristy things than I had been doing previously.
As well as the Downtown area of Vancouver and some shopping we walked along the waterfront and I showed them the Olympic Cauldron and some of the sculptures there and around the new conference centre (it was night and none of my pics of the area have come out well – I’ll have to go again during the day as there’s a sculpture of an Orca whale by Douglas Coupland I want to have a decent picture of).
Categories: Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria
Tags: Anthroplogy Musem, aquarium, Canada Place, Gastown, Harbour Cruise, job-hunting, lost lagoon, photo post, Stanley Park, UBC, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Victoria, wildlife
This has been a fairly relaxing week. The sun has been shining almost constantly and as my job finished last week and my temping agency hadn’t got anything for me I decided to take this past week off. I’ve been catching up on my emails (as some of you will be glad to see!) and doing some exploring around Vancouver. I even managed to catch up with some of the other people that flew over on my flight, and it looks like things are all go for me moving to Kitsilano.
There were two major places that I explored this week and where I took the most photos. The first was The Lost Lagoon, a man made area of Stanley Park which hosts a large variety of animals and birds (I had my first raccoon sighting there, as evidenced below) and also Dundarave, a sea-side village in West Vancouver where I explored a little and had lunch on the beach.
Here’s hoping this actually works! What I’ve been getting up to in Vancouver so far… (Click on photos to enlarge).
Hello world! Thought it was about time I update this since I’m now safely in Vancouver! The flight over went smoothly, though we were slightly delayed because of the snow at Heathrow, and I met up okay with the other BUNAC travellers who are all a lovely bunch (*waves at those reading this*).
Vancouver itself is great, though I haven’t had chance to do too much exploring just yet. The first few days were doing all the administrative business of living somewhere new, setting up bank accounts etc and then sending out an endless stream of resumes to various temping agencies.