To #2 in line here for illustrating how hard it must be to blow into a set of bagpipes. Or for having a look of the worst case of indigestion ever. Maybe it's a good thing there wasn't any haggis around afterall:
For all you Scots out there an assortment of activities were held yesterday at the 2010 BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival in Coquitlam to celebrate your heritage. I was hungry and ready to partake in loads of haggis, but I found nary a bite of it available. There was lots of other fun to observe regardless:
I wouldn't feel like I was getting much support if this was my accident scene and the cop was having a hearty laugh like the one here. Hopefully this guy that crashed his car through some rose bushes then mowed down a tree before finally coming to a full stop at a pole didn't get a ticket for inadvertently parking under the no parking sign.
Through the viewing glass at the Vancouver Aquarium I saw these beluga whales just one week ago. The year-old grey calf, Nala, died Monday night from two stones and a penny that had become lodged and infected in its airway. Aquarium staff say Nala had been sick for about 2 weeks, which means it was feeling under the weather in this photo. I couldn't tell otherwise - both Nala and mom Aurora here looked rather magnificent. Don't throw away your pennies for a whole host of reasons, this being just one more.
Do you think sleeping on a waterbed is fun? You can expand that concept to living fulltime on a houseboat in this community of Sea Village at Granville Island. I'm not sure how comfortable it would be when the waters in False Creek get choppy, but on the flipside you'd never have to concern yourself with mowing a lawn or watering the grass.
Showing his best side for his closeup and cute enough to hug - although you'll need to towel off afterwards - this adorable sea lion can be seen at the Vancouver Aquarium. How do they hear out of those tiny ears? It must be part of Darwinian evolution, with the small ear openings keeping a lid, so to say, on the occurrence of Swimmer's Ear.
If you're lucky enough to have a boat and the opportunity of leisure time to travel to Vancouver, Pelican Bay Marina pictured above at the Granville Island Hotel is an option for you for temporary moorage. Then you can take a colourful Aquabus across False Creek to upscale Yaletown. Oh, to have the free time. And money.
Usually feeding the birds is frowned upon because it encourages them to stick around, expect handouts and make a mess. On Granville Island there seems to be a bird-friendly area where throwing bread for the birds gets a green light. Kids love it. So do adults. Geese, pigeons and ducks, oh my!