Well I’m back from our whirlwind tour of Vancouver and Victoria. Did you miss me? I’m going to do a series of posts that tell of our adventures in hopefully the least boring manner possible. So without further ado (I am just FULL of clichés today!), here are some photos from our first few days in Vancouver.
After a smelly and stuffy plane ride and loong and humid taxi trip, we finally arrived at our hotel and spent the next few days touring around. First-We went to Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium:
There is the park and here are some shots from the aquarium:
Huge, ugly fish. Don’t ask me what kind of fish, because I really have no clue. There were a hundred people staring at him when I took this picture. He must have thought himself a pretty nifty fish for having that many spectators. Here is another tank with some jellyfish:
Next, are some images from their “Amazon rainforest exhibit”. Lotsa birds! :
These guys were very noisy and here is a shot looking up at another unusual bird (again don’t ask me what the heck it is):
Oh and here is picture for Calvin, since I know how much he loves cephalopods, like this big ol’ octopus here. ;):
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a better picture, because this guy was all scrunched up on the glass. But you still get a good view of his suction cups. (Can’t believe I used to eat these things!)
We also waited an hour in line to see their beautiful belugas. I took lots of pictures of them, but this one is my favorite. Aren’t they adorable? I just want to jump in that tank and kiss them! (Somehow I don’t think the staff would appreciate that though):
I liked the Vancouver Aquarium, but admission was too expensive and it was very crowded, which is good for those who run the place, but not so good for one’s sanity and it made it difficult to get a good look at some of the animals. But you can’t go to Vancouver without seeing the Aquarium right? After leaving, we wandered around the Park and I took some more pictures. Like this:
Vancouver has lots of beautiful giant trees like this one. Lastly here is a picture looking out from the park to the water:
One bus ride later-We were walking down a street and I stopped in front of an art gallery to take shots of two cool statues outside:
After walking for miles and miles in the glorious heat (Poor Ottawa, no summer for you!), we stopped in a place for bubble tea (Oh there are a zillion bubble tea places in Vancouver and Victoria. I was in heaven!) and then retired our weary feet for the day.
Next up-Shopping and more shenanigans!