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Beautiful winter day

Last weekend we had one of those gem days.. windless, but clear and pristine. Took a walk around one of Vancouver's jewels, Stanley park.. It has a 10km seawall walk that connects from within the harbour, around the park, into and around False Creek, home to several marinas, former Expo 86 grounds and more recently the 2010 Olympic Athlete's Village.

A perfect day for showcasing Vancouver's scenery:

Our marina in the heart of the city:



Freighters awaiting harbour berths in the roadstead that is English Bay



This Alberg 30 didn't fare well in one of the recent windstorms...



Seawall





Note the frost still on the beach where the sun hasn't hit it yet.. chilly day! West Van's toney 'British Properties' on the mountainside distant.



Siwash rock.. a significant location for early aboriginal peoples here.



Another view of False Creek taken from Granville Island.. the art deco Burrard Bridge in view, one of 3 crossings on False Creek.. the third is too low clearance for anything over 30 feet or so.



.. and all of this looked quite different yesterday!!

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Re: Beautiful winter day

It was nice last weekend. Quite the contrast to this weekend.
Explorer is reporting +10m seas and 65 knot winds.
It's pouring rain and blowing 25-35 knots out in front of the house this morning. Not nice out there today.

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Faster, looks like they "allow" commercial boats in your harbor, how "un-yacht" like

Dog, Send it south, we are at 20% of normal precip, 3 dry years in a row, very bad for the upcoming forest fire season.

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Truth be told, the fisherman are 'allowing' yachties into their basin (we pay 10 times the moorage rate...)

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Pretty fugly here in seattle for the playoff game with the sea turds......ooops, sea chickens?.........ooooops sea slugs.......dang nabbit, what is that teams name again, sure could not be as simple as seahawks...........

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Re: Beautiful winter day

Hmmm...

Maybe we'll head north next year... How is Indian Arm?

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Faster, looks like they "allow" commercial boats in your harbor, how "un-yacht" like

Dog, Send it south, we are at 20% of normal precip, 3 dry years in a row, very bad for the upcoming forest fire season.

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It's been pretty dry here too Paul, we probably need this rain as much as you do. All of the local reservoirs are low when they should be overflowing at this time of year.
Unless something changes it's going to be a dangerous year in the bush.

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Truth be told, the fisherman are 'allowing' yachties into their basin (we pay 10 times the moorage rate...)
Ah, I am guessing it is a city owned harbor? Sounds like you may be subsidizing the fishermen?

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It's been pretty dry here too Paul, we probably need this rain as much as you do. All of the local reservoirs are low when they should be overflowing at this time of year.
Unless something changes it's going to be a dangerous year in the bush.
Yes, down here the farmers are the first ones to get the axe, have to save the Delta Smelt. I am not religious, but I am praying for rain.

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Re: Beautiful winter day

Considering the fact that we've had gale force winds all day, heavy rain at times and strong enough gusts to flip our 11' inflatable over in the front yard today, I have to admit I was wondering what the heck you'd been smoking when I read the title Fast :-))
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