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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Stanley Park, Vancouver

This park seems to have everything from beaches to dense forest; cultivated landscape gardens to totem poles. No explanation is really needed so just enjoy a pictorial walk through the park.











































What a great idea to get dry after playing on the beach. You just press a button and it's like having a number of hand dryers aimed at you.





Whilst having a sit down and some lunch, we attracted the attention of a local racoon.
He had a quick look round and then went to investigate the waste bin.

                                                                                                       Not quite tall enough.





This is Lions gate bridge built by the Guiness family in 1938 to provide access to West Vancouver


















After a long walk around the park we walked back into town along the sea wall. This is Canada Place where the cruise ships dock. It was a beautiful evening for a walk with a stunning sunset.

17 comments:

  1. Wow definitely nice and unspoilt place and lovely to spend time close to nature. Is it a black squirrel? I have never seen it before.

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  2. Wow, I loved the walk thru the Stanley park. Beautiful flowers and I like the totem poles. The last sunset shot is gorgeous. Beautiful collection of photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  3. I loved Vancouver. Hope to visit again some day. I have special memories of Stanley Park. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Lots of excellent shots - that's one of the world's great urban parks.

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  5. cool...while I've probably seen a black squirrel before...I can't remember seeing one. They're cool.

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  6. What a fabulous place!



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  7. I loved the kid dryer! So much easier than trying to towel dry four little wiggly bodies. Just pop them in and they come out the other side dry. Genius! The roses are lovely, such a variety of colors.

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  8. Love all the flowers! And those racoon pics are cute.

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  9. So nice to see your photo's, Vancouver was the first city in Canada I explored years ago. That kids dryer is very clever, not only for kids.

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  10. Stanley Park is a treasure and I've traced your steps around the sea wall and under the Lions Gate Bridge many times. It's a lovely walk as your photos show so well. Stunning sunset with the sea planes docked in the foreground.

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  11. Your pictures captured the beauty of Stanley Park very well indeed. I love your sunset picture, too. Cheeky raccoon, in broad daylight too. I think they are nocturnal normally. :-)

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  12. Love the photos of the 'wildlife'. And the one with the water lily is fantastic as well!

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  13. Looks like a beautiful park !

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  14. I see you went to Beaver Lake where the lily pads were.

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  15. Glad you saw the totumpoles, I was working at UBC when I visted te place

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  16. On a previous visit to Vancouver we wanted to get to Stanley Park, but it rained continuously and we did not venture out. Our recent visit allowed little time for sightseeing, though we did get to the top of the tower. At least we checked the rail trip to the Canadian Rockies off our "bucket list!"

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  17. It rained when we visited that park but it was still beautiful. We had a ride in one of those sea planes too. Love your captures of the racoon.

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