With the huge Shuswap House Boating weekend coming to an end last night, I actually got the chance today to relax, sleep in for the first time in weeks and go for a bit of a stroll around town to soak in the “Canada Day” vibe that was blanketing the city.
I think it’s fair to say that Vancouverites don’t get into the whole National Day sort of thing as passionately as those in the East, or indeed Aussies in any part of the world on Australia Day. But the locals were afforded a stunning blue sky, albeit slightly smokey, day today with which to hit the beach, mountain trails or otherwise, and it seemed like everyone was embracing the opportunity.
Due to some (what I consider anyway) moronic scheduling, we were required to front up to beach volleyball tonight to thrash out our weekly 3 games knowing full well that half the competition was going to be struggling to even scrape players together to make up numbers on a public holiday. Regardless, we won 2 from 3 which is an ok result I guess.
Racing home (thanks again Andrew for the lift), I showered, grabbed my bike and headed straight out along the rapidly crowding sea wall to Stanley Park in search of a decent photographic vantage point from which to shoot the Canada Day fireworks display in front of Canada Place.
Turns out I didn’t have any trouble getting a spot where I wanted to set up in the end, and the resultant shots are listed below.
Happy Canada Day everyone!