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Saturday, September 25, 2010

A DAY IN VANCOUVER--(PART 17)

After the train trip from Banff we were booked into The Fairmont Vancouver Hotel for 2 nights before we boarded the cruise ship for Alaska. Our tour company had organised us an early morning private tour of The Capilano Suspension Bridge and Rainforest before the general public are allowed in.

      The long bouncy Capilano Bridge.                    Looking down

We set off for a walk through the beautiful forest.


We climbed onto suspension  bridges that swung between the trees up high. It was like being a bird.

This giant Douglas Fir is 1300 years old and 205 feet tall.

Then the bus took us back from North Vancouver to the city centre via ........

The Lion's Gate Bridge and Prospect Point. We drove around the beautiful Stanley Park but didn't venture out for a walk as it was raining. Then we were dropped at The Granville Markets, where we had lunch and the afternoon to ourselves.
We returned to the hotel, where we had arranged to meet my cousin Molly, who lives in Gibson on the Sunshine Coast just north of Vancouver. We hadn't seen each other in 20 years. She was wonderful at her age 80+ in catching a ferry and a bus to come and see us for a few hours. I was so excited to see her and chat that I forgot to get a photo of us. I am so mad with myself! 

21 comments:

  1. Aren't those suspension bridges just the best? We have them in many of our forests in SA and you see birds while feeling like a bird. What an old tree, it still looks so healthy. I'm glad you met up with your cousin and had such a lovely reunion. Thanks for the beautiful tour - again! Jo

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  2. Isn't that maddening when you forget something like that? Love the suspension bridges. I would even walk on those.

    Maybe.

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  3. What a great reunion with your cousin. Fantastic. Love your photos.

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  4. I remember that suspension bridge ... my husband would not go on it.

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  5. Not sure I could cope with the suspension bridges Diane?
    Would have loved to join you for a walk in the forest though....

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  6. Another great adventure! Suspension bridges? you are very brave! But "feeling like a bird" must have been totally worth it!

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  7. Diane: I am so glad that you stopped by my blog. It has brought me to yours and I cannot wait to extend my visit to view all of your current trip and to view your beautiful photography.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  8. Beautiful Vancouver! Again, it's been years since we've been there, looks like it's done nothing but improve over the decades!

    I always forget to take pictures at family get togethers .... how super you got to see your cousin though!

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  9. I've never experienced the Capilano suspension bridge, but must promise myself that treat next time I'm in Vancouver.

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  10. Love the suspension bridges! I used to chase the peacocks around Stanley Park when our family went for picnics. Fond memories!

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  11. I can almost smell his beautiful wood ! Too bad you forgot to take a picture, that happens to me too and I could kill myself !

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  12. Wow for sure it's a great adventure!Your pictures show the lovely place there, glad that you enjoyed a lot this special place!
    And thanks for sharing your pictures,
    hugs
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  13. Diane, looks like another great day. I love the photos! The suspension bridge are cool and are fun to cross. My hubby loves those big trees. I am glad you got to meet up with your cousin.

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  14. The big trees and a suspension bridge and long overdue meetings with family...you surely can pack in a lot in just a couple of days! Sounds wonderful.

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  15. How nice t chance upon a little of yet another home for me. I wan on Lion's Gate earlier this year, but it's been decades since I went on the Cap Suspension. Super photos, Diane.

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  16. Suspension bridge - SCARY!! I'd have to wait until everybody was off of it before I even attempted to walk it - I get seasick so easily! Great shots!

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  17. i enjoy each photo, especially the suspension bridge and the fir tree--both are amazing!

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  18. Your pictures are great!
    Greetings from Argentina
    Elisa

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  19. That suspension bridge looks like fun. I miss the rain forests of the PNW coast, it is way too dry over here.

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  20. Love seeing these photos of this area. I was at that same bridge several years ago. Vancouver is such a spectacular place! Thanks for the memories! Glad you had such a swell time there.

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  21. Boy, Dad is looking trim! I almost didn't recognise him filming the tree! Keep it up Dad!
    Carol
    xxx

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