Saturday, May 11, 2019

Vancouver BC Waterfront AND Green Lake

May 8th

A conference called me to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A stop by the hotel's concierge desk provided the suggestion for my daily 3-mile walk ... along the waterfront.

A beautiful day for a walk in beautiful Vancouver BC
Starting my walk along the waterfront.
May 8, 2019, Vancouver BC, Canada

A "seawall" walk goes for literally miles.
This spot is near Canada Place and the Convention Center.

May 8, 2019, Vancouver BC

Casual crusin'
Elektra Four
Vancouver BC

On the left ... Holland America's Volendam departs for Alaska
On the right ... The Coral Princess about to depart for Alaska
There were 3 cruise ships in port today.
Thousands of passengers/crew makes for a busy scene.
May 8, 2019, Vancouver BC, 4:26 PM

Canada Place
The best cruise terminal on the entire west coast, IMHO

Canada Place Flag
Port of Vancouver

I like the idea of flying on a float plane.
It's on my list of things to do.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
May 8, 2019

May 11th (today!)

What a day for a walk around Green Lake!

At the start of today's walk.
Warm, sunny skies brought out crowds.
May 11 at Green Lake, Seattle, WA
Previous 3 days ... May 8, 9 and 10 ... I completed my 3-mile walks in Vancouver while visiting that beautiful city. Today it's back to Green Lake and the biggest crowd of folks I've seen since starting my walks in January.

At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

Turtles galore.
The sun and warm temps really brings them out.
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

At Green Lake, May 11, 2019
Some pups like the water.
 Linking up with Eileen's Saturday's Critters.  Lots of critters, mostly dogs, at Green Lake today.

Taking the granddaughter fishing?
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

Per some research at Wikipedia, I think this is a common merganser.
Anyone have another suggestion?
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

Two SPBs or Dual SPB?
First day to see 2 at once.
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

Nearing the end of the walk.
Note the crowds.
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

I guess these are folks are getting some training.
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019

Taking a break ... got too far ahead of parents. :-)

Yes, it's this kind of day!
At Green Lake, May 11, 2019


  1. Hello, the waterfront walk in Vancouver looks lovely. Love the dog in the water and the cute turtle photos. Is it warm enough there to swim? I would need bathtub temps for me to get in the water. That is a Common Merganser, great shot. Wonderful photos, John! Thanks for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thank also for the visit and the comment.

  2. Oh, so you were north of me for a few days, John. Just beautiful shots of the area near your conference. And I love the turtle shot especially from today's walk around Green Lake. You are getting regular walks in and I wondered if you feel any effects from them yet. :-)

  3. It has been many years since I have been to Vancouver and everything has changed. Your pictures are beautiful. I do like the addition of the green trees at Green Lake.

  4. I love that beautiful city and it called to me and Barb from far away Minnesota four time including our honeymoon...:)

  5. Looks like a great place to relax and enjoy! Thanks for sharing your photos. Hope your trip was nice!

  6. Good for you to walk wherever you are. Vancouver is so pretty.

  7. Wow! People already swimming.
    They are braver than I, LOL.
    Connie :)

  8. Great that you still haven't missed a day walking. Good for you. Such pretty pictures to share with us along your walks.

  9. ...a change from beautiful scenery to beautiful scenery!

  10. I remember the walk on the waterfront. I flew in a float plane many times but I've never been on a cruise ship!

  11. Hi John- my Partner has been to Canada on the Holland America's 'Volladam'- she loved the journey up to Alaska as well. Very nice photos there of Vancouver and also your walk about the Green Lake area. Have a great week ahead John. Regards. KEV.

  12. Vancouver looks like a great place with some lovely weather. I may be wrong, but I think you might have a Goosander there rather than a Merganser. It's a good looking bird either way.

  13. There are incredible tours and sightseeing options in Vancouver and if you can swing the time it is definitely worth it.this content The same is true of your departure day - why end a perfectly good cruise vacation by stressing out on whether or not you will make it off the ship in time to make that ridiculously early flight home?


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