Sunday, January 18, 2009

The fog showed some signs of lifting today so I headed out on my bike for a planned ride around Stanley Park - As I reached the start of the seawall this view of the Pan Pacific partly shrouded in fog came into view. Many others had the same idea - while there wasn't a lot of bike traffic =- lots of walkers and joggers - many of the latter trying to catch up with their training for such events as the Sun Run and the Vancouver Marathon which has suffered for the last month because of weather conditions.

Continuing my ride towards the park entrance the sun and fog were playing hide and seek - here are some of the high rises along Georgia Street come into view.

Now in the park I stop by the entrance to Deadman's Island - a naval cadet base where this panorama of the West End is in view.

A favorite place for me to stop and enjoy the views of Burrard Inlet is at the Brockton Point lighthouse - you are now on the north side of the park - that's my bike in the picture.

I had hoped to be able to go all the way around the Seawall but it is still closed do to some slides between the Bridge and Third Beach - so I had to choose whether to climb the road to Prospect Point or head for Beaver Lake - I chose the latter - this view shows that there is still a lot of ice on the lake but a couple of ducks are enjoying a stroll in some open water.

Despite the better weather there are still many reminders of the recent snowfall as seen here on the side of this trail.

By the time I reached the Second Beach part - the fog had reformed so there were no further picture opportunities. After lunch at McDonald's and a read of the newspaper I headed for home with another 14km of biking behind me.

And as is usual shortly after I got home the main downtown core became bathed in sunshine so I took a short walk along Granville



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