Saturday, April 11, 2009

A cherry blossom ride around False Creek April 10, 2009

With a better than forecasted weather day - it was clearing off - I decided to get out on the bike - the original plan was to bike down Hornby pass the Convention Center and then into Stanley Park and come out at the False Creek seawall and clockwise ride it back to my condo - well leaving the building I ran into one of my fellow residents out walking his dog who I also know from the Y and we got talking and an hour later I was finally able to get under way but I shortened the route by heading down Davie street and directly onto the seawall.

The warming weather has started the cherry blossoms to come to full bloom - this in pictures is the story of my ride among the blooms:

Stop#1 - along the Seawall near the foot of Davie street.

Stop #2 - this one might surprise you - it is located outside the McDonald's at Main and Terminal - this was my lunch stop today.

Stop #3 - while not in bloom what would be a trip around the Seawall be without a couple of images of the Athlete's village for the 2010 games.

Stop #4 - Commodore Drive - near Monk McQueen's - south side of False Creek

Stop #5 - Pond along the seawall - other flora is coming into bloom as well

Stop #6 - Grove of trees near the entrance to Granville Island
- this one was especially beautiful because there were about 8 big trees all in bloom and providing a very pink canopy of cover - many other people had the same idea as me and were taking pictures as well.

Stop #7 - Near the entrance to the False Creek Fishermen's wharf - great place for fish and chips there and there was a large lineup waiting to be served.

Stop #8 - Plaza above Fishermen Wharf -
while this plaza is on private property it is open to the public - it was a bit ironic that in the second image here that the students sitting under a Japanese cherry tree were Japanese language students from one of the schools here in Vancouver. The bright yellow building in the second image is Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island.

Stop #9 - Planetarium and Museum complex at Vanier Park -
there was actually a lot to photograph here as it is a fairly large complex and had a number of scenic stops - these are just a couple of my favs from that stop.

From here it was over the Burrard Street bridge and home - the weather was becoming more cloudy in advance of rain scheduled for Sunday.

Then it was time to meet Jim for a coffee at the new Tim Horton on Davie and await the results of the Calgary - Edmonton game - Edmonton won so that means a Canuck win this afternoon against the AVS and first place is ours.




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