Seeing Vancouver by Boat
Today was another exceptional day, spent with friends, enjoying great food and fine British Columbia sunshine. This time we cruised from a dock in Richmond (near the Vancouver Airport) up the coast to English Bay and False Creek in downtown Vancouver.
My husband John's high school chum and his wife (pictured with John, above left) took us out for the afternoon on their beautifully restored power boat. It had fore and aft double sleeping berths, two heads, a galley, an enclosed lounge area finished in vintage mahogany, a flying bridge, and an open deck at the stern. Our friends did the restoration work themselves.
We cruised westward out of the river mouth and into the channel, then headed north towards English Bay.
We saw lots of commercial vessels, such as these tankers (above) waiting to enter Vancouver's harbour.
This is Disney's luxury cruise ship 'Wonder' departing port (above). Yes, those are Mickey Mouse ears on the funnels. Way cool.
We went under three bridges to get to the end of False Creek.
Houseboats moored in False Creek. Note the high rises of Vancouver in the background.
Artistry on grain elevators in False Creek (above).
We anchored at the end of False Creek, with this wonderful view of downtown Vancouver, BC Place Stadium, and a luxury boat marina, and enjoyed a delicious barbequed dinner. As daylight faded, we cruised back to home port in Richmond. Another fantastic day in British Columbia, thanks to our friends.
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