The Walk of Life
Day 15 - Whistler to Vancouver
September 7, 1998
Whistler - Horseshoe Bay - Vancouver
On the way to Vancouver
For a change we could sleep in a little. We had breakfast somewhere at
a take-away in Whistler before we left. The ride to Vancouver was nothing
special. We stopped on the way to get some food.
Stanley Park and Downtown
arrived early in Vancouver. We entered Vancouver from the Horseshoe Bay
over Lions Gate Bridge to Stanley Park. Stanley Park was our first stop.
We parked at Brockton Oval (where they had an international Cricket game).
The first spot were the Totem Poles. We also had some time to walk around
in the park between the Totem Poles and the parking.
seeing the Totem Poles we took a sight seeing tour by van. After driving
all around Stanley Park we went into Vancouver downtown. We drove along
Robson to the edge of China Town and back on West Georgia, the main shopping
streets. We stopped at a parking close to the Waterfront Center from
where we started to explore Vancouver. Since this was only the first of
two days my main focus was on getting lunch and getting a rough idea about
what's where and where to go the other day. Some of us met for lunch in
a Greek restaurant in Gas Town. After a good lunch I started exploring
Vancouver. I walked back to Robson. The only shop I stopped a bit longer
was Virgin Mega Store (where most of our crew went the next day).
After a nice afternoon in Vancouver we all met again to get to our campground
a little outside Vancouver. It took us about an hour to get there. Dogwood
campground did not compare to all the land style campgrounds we've been
to the last two weeks. Among the campers there were a lot of permanent
camper vans and installations. But at least Dogwood had a swimming pool.
After establishing our camp, a short swim and a shower we had to get ready
to get back to the City.
Night out in Vancouver
The first thing to get was dinner. We went back to Gas Town where we had
a reservation at the Brothers restaurant. In an atmosphere like in a monastery
we got good dinner served by real looking Brothers. They even had a choir
singing for birthdays. After this great fish and meat dinner we went out
looking for a place for dancing. The closest suitable one was vis-a-vis
The Landing. We were almost the only guests. But we had great fun. Some
of us were dancing, the other ones playing pool. We all had to leave together
because the only other way to get back to Dogwood was a taxi ride of almost
an hour ...
Day 16 - Vancouver