Part I
Part II
Boating around Vancouver
Part I of II
2004-September-02
 

With nothing to do I decided to be "Popeye" for a while.  Some people had been asking me about how is the sailing around Vancouver and I found a perfect opportunity to do something different.  The mini-ferry took me to Granville Island where I rented a small boat.

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If you rent a boat in Granville Island, be warned that they don't like that you take the boat after Light House Point Park in West Vancouver.  I know the area so this time I wanted to sail around Stanley Park.

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I don't have too much experience using power boats but I didn't let that to stop me.  A quick view of Yaletown on the way of leaving False Creek.

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But before you need to cross Burrard Bridge.  This bridge was built in 1932.  The structures that span the bridge from side to side were built to hide the steel superstructure of the main span.

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Then I was heading to English Bay.  This is one of Vancouver's most diverse neighbourhoods.  The area is popular venue for outdoor activities like in-line skating, cycling, walking the seawall, running and jogging.

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Here you can see some of the nicest sunsets in the world with a spectrum of color and shades.  A good place to make the final proposal ;)

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I was already going around Stanley Park, when the Lions Gate Bridge appeared.  This is Vancouver's most famous bridge. 

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