The fallen leaves and colours are a giveaway that this footage was from the fall. I just got to putting together a little montage now. Stanley Park is fantastic. I always look forward to seeing the raccoons. Cute enough to feed, it's hard to resist the urge.
Granville Island definitely is an eyeful. There's musicians of all sorts, crafts, food, shopping, art and niche stores dedicated to umbrellas and sake and hats. Sitting out by the water watching the birds is a fantastic way to spend a nice afternoon on the island if it's not too busy - which it does get on summer weekends. Best to take public transit to the island, or cycle over if you're able because parking spaces get to be a hot commodity.
If you live in downtown Vancouver and wonder what on earth the explosion sound is around 9pm every night, it's this! Impressive that it still goes on today, and definitely worth checking out because it's loud, exciting, delights kids and adults alike, and it's not everyday you can smell gun powder (sulphur - stinky!). The 12-pound muzzle-loaded naval cannon was made in Woolwich, England in 1816. In 1894 it was brought to Stanley Park by the Marine Department to warn fishermen of the 6pm Sunday close of fishing. The 9pm firing later became a time signal for ships, and the tradition carries on today with the cannon being loaded daily with a black powder charge and activated automatically by an electronic trigger. See the video below for the full effect and lead-up, and make sure your speakers are on!
If this is what the street is like after the Vancouver Canucks win the Western Conference and advance to the Final, I can't wait to see what it'll be like when they win the Stanley Cup! I'd better go find an air horn now. Store shelves throughout the city will probably be empty of any sort of noise makers pretty soon.
If only life were so simple as to be happily entertained with solely birds and balls (...and biscuits).
I was somewhat disappointed after I got home and watched this video I took of Okanagan Lake because I hadn't spent the time to take a nice photo. It was quite picturesque.
This was heading to the airport and the ride over to see Scooby for Christmas. She was happy to see us.
Last weekend was a get together of doggies galore at the Abbotsford Tradex for the Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers of BC. The fur was flying, but it was limited mostly to the grooming sections.
The best game you can name is the good ole hockey game.
Some Junior A hockey at the Langley Events Centre: Surrey Eagles at Langley Chiefs on October 23, 2010.
It's that time of year... get your muck boots out of the closet and head down to the local pumpkin patch. I spent a few hours at Aldor Acres in Langley last weekend; hay rides, petting zoo and a little bit o' dancing too.