In and around Vancouver: 52km
Tuesday, September 9, 2014.
Partly cloudy. 21C.
After returning our rental car to the airport we took the Canada Line Skytrain back to our hotel. We noticed that we had nearly an hour left on our tickets so we got the bikes ready for a day on the town. It was a short ride back to Marine Drive station. We rode the train to the end of the line which was Waterfront station.
A nice tourism ambassador gave us a map and made sure that we were pointed in the right direction and then we set off for Stanley Park. Before we got there we decided to buy a few things for lunch, so we veered into the city and found a Safeway on Denman St.
We found our way back to the bike path and headed towards the park. Both of us were getting peckish now, so before we got too far, we stopped for a picnic with a view of Deadman’s Island.
After lunch we meandered around the periphery of Stanley Park.
It was cool by the ocean, but we were prepared.
After we cycled around the park we rode past English Bay and all the way around False Creek. We stopped at Granville Island to look around and picked up some things for supper at the market. We also saw the new public art piece at the cement factory.
When we were finshed there we kept pedaling along the seaside. Kitsilano, Jericho and Spanish Banks. We climbed up Marine Drive and past UBC,
Before zooming down the other side as rush-hour traffic came into full bloom.
Soon we were back in familiar territory and we found our way to the shops at Granville and 70th to get our missing ingredients for supper. We found a quiet street to ride home on and slipped upstairs with our bikes.
Eating is always one of the highlights of the day when on a cycling trip and we outdid ourselves again today. BBQ salmon, heirloom tomato salad, bread and butter.