Friday, June 8, 2007


Shortly after flying into Vancouver I jogged down to the foot of Hornby and grabbed an aquabus to Granville Island. I picked up a gourmet Indian lunch, packed in a tiffin and looked out over the city, while considering whether I had time before meetings started to go for a paddle. A quick walk past the yachting office and I was outfitted by the staff at Eco Marine. What a way to exercise, paddle and view the city from a different angle.

A two hour paddle can take you all the way to the end of False Creek, view the water side of the Science Centre and BC stadium. The area is buzzing with activity: dragon boast, yachts, sailboats, sea doos - and you can head up beyond the bridge into English Bay.

It is a spectacular back drop to see the mountains as you are heading up into English Bay.

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