So we packed our overnight packs with a light tent, bag, and some food and started out. The great thing about this trip is that the trip starts right from when I step out my side door. The first section is through downtown Vancouver, to the historic Canadian Pacific Railway station on Hastings (which is now the Seabus and Skytrain terminal). I love the glorious sound of those old railway stations, with the murmur of hundreds of voices reflecting off the high ceilings as you walk thru. Makes you feel like you are in Europe or something.
Anyway, the seabus boats are running every 15 minutes all summer, so soon we were onboard, with our heavily laden bikes in front of us. If you have a bike, they direct you to the last door. The seabus first of all goes past the giant cruise ships, and the bright orange harbour cranes, and after a short voyage, ends up in North Vancouver, at Lonsdale Quay. Here there are always numerous people sitting outside, and usually a street musician or two, as you wheel your bike thru the food courts.
At the Quay on this particular day was a giant motor yacht with its own helicopter. I'd feel better if the carbon tax was higher, so that I could feel good about the contribution the owner was making.
[photo]Boat4510.jpg[caption]Giant Yacht with Helicopter. Is the carbon tax high enough? Is it a business... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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