Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fireworks from English Bay

This is a slightly belated post....the contents of which were obtained at the end of last month but we have been delayed uploading the video footage. The video of the fireworks will follow shortly.

We have seen the annual fireworks competition a few times but this was the first time we were able to enjoy them from the water.

We were invited to join Caroline & Jeff on Jeffs sailing boat, together with some other friends and relatives of Carolines.

Here is Andrea. Please note that since alcoholic drinks are not allowed on the water the beer bottle is actually an illusion to keep Andrea happy, it was of course filled with Lemonade.

Relatives of Carolines visiting from Scotland, plus Jeff at the helm

Views of Stanley Park and the Northshore beyond

Views North/West towards Bowen Island.

Looking back towards the City.

The large flat barge is the one used to release the fireworks. English Bay beach can be seen beyond and is the busiest spot for people to watch the display.

The West End and English Bay beach.


More views as we sailed around English Bay while enjoying the evening sun


Caroline & Jeff


When the sun was setting it was time to fire up the built-in BBQ (this is civilised sailing). Jeff making hot dogs.

More views

Chilling out & chatting waiting for the darkness to fall and the fireworks display to start.

One still image of the fireworks, showing the reflection in the water and the twinkling lights of the city behind. This image really doesn't do the setting justice, it's a great place to see fireworks !

We are definate converts to watching the display from the water. It was a great experience to sail around the bay and the view of the fireworks was outstanding, with nothing and nobody in our line of sight.

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