25/04/2019 Off By Elisabeth

Day 320 – Vancouver, Canada

I was hoping for the same nice weather as yesterday, so I went on a long walk along the sea in downtown Vancouver. It held mostly true, though the wind was quite present as well!

Walking along the seafront, I was lucky to see a heron waiting for fish in the shallows. It was so still that I thought for a while that it was a statue.

A bit further on, I came across Inukshuk. Who or what is it, you may wonder: though it is not a person, it is human-shaped; it is an Inuit symbol, used as a landmark, and represents also hospitality and friendship.

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Vancouver – Inukshuk

I had to wait my turn to take unimpeded pictures, but we weren’t that many tourists here this day. I went on my walk and reached Stanley Park. I was on a side I hadn’t visited yet, with a different vista over the sea. I stopped for a picnic, but the wind soon drew me back to activity and the promise of a warm dorm room!

Taking a slightly different route back, I came upon a group of guys laughing. Really laughing.

Vancouver city center

It’s the same guy -the artist, actually- in different laughing situations. So that’s how you introduce some more joy into the world!

And then I walked by to my warm, cozy hostel.

Flight home: D-6