Friday, April 23, 2010

Mojo calls out to the Police

This is how Mojo reacts to the sound of sirens nearby.

Cute Huh?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Mojo changes coat for spring!


So over the last few weeks Mojo has had his first big shed. Loosing his thick soft puppy coat for a sleeker new look for the warmer weather to come.

This was just one of many 5 minute brushing sessions and he still leaves hairs on everything!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lighthouse Park

On Saturday the weather was great and we were up & about quite early so we headed over to Lighthouse Park.


It was around 8.00am so the trails were still lovely and quiet, except for the raucous birdsong.

IMG_1263 Views from Arbutus Knoll.


Looking down to the Lighthouse.

IMG_1267 The view from West Beach, where we had seen a seal on the rocks on our previous visit last year, no such luck this morning.


The view West from the lookout near West Beach across to Bowen Island with much smaller Passage Island in front.


Closer view of Passage Island


The 8.30am sailing to Nanaimo passes in front of Bowen Island.


The view North West from Shore Pine point.


A fisherman is getting set up.


Then from Juniper Point we have this view North over West Vancouver Whytecliffe neighbourhood with the snowy peaks of the Sunshine Coast behind.


Across the middle of Bowen Island towards the mountains behind the town of Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast.


The panorama view from Juniper Point.

Mojo enjoyed his walk even though there weren’t as many dogs to play with as normal !


Then during the afternoon I held an open-house at a duplex in Central Lonsdale.  While the house and the open were uneventful it did afford some nice views of the North Shore mountains.

The Lions


Grouse Mountain


And the range behind Lynn Valley including Lynn Peak.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

We are More

The full version of a Poem about Canada by Sean Koyczan that was in part performed at the Olympics opening ceremony.

I love it and it is all true. Why would we live anywhere else?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lonsdale Quay for lunch

Yesterday I picked David up from the Seabus after another OR 1 Program, his penultimate.  We have used the seabus a lot more than normal while he has been attending the gym downtown.

It was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to stop for lunch at the newly expanded Soup Meister in Lonsdale Quay.

The revolving ‘Q’ market sign.


Entrance to Lonsdale Quay market.


The plaza on the South side of market.


The Quay affords a terrific view of the downtown skyline, David on the Seabus that’s approaching.


Vancity Bank had an eyecatching promotional feature in the plaza, a huge ice sculpture advertising their 3.89% 5-year fixed rate mortgage.


Thursday, April 08, 2010

Pitt Lake, April 2010

Today Mojo and I walked along the Pitt River to the head of Pitt Lake.

The journey out to Pitt Meadows is quicker now thanks to the new Pitt River Bridge on the Lougheed Highway which opened in the last few months.


On the way to the lake we cross the Alouette River.  Views to the West.


And views to the East.


Views across the meadows towards the mountains.


I noticed this house was built onto two huge pieces of rock.


Lots of farmland leading up to the mountains.


The view along the road leading up to the lake.


We then walk alongside the Pitt River as it comes out of Pitt Lake.  Looking West here along the river.


Views around the park.


Then the views of the river opens up into the lake.


Looking East along the trail from the raised wildlife viewing platform


The view south over the nature reserve


One of many cabins people own along the lake edge


It was a very windy day so poor Mojo was getting blown to bits and wouldn’t keep his eyes open !

IMG_1249 Mojo dips his feet (and belly) in the lake to fetch the plentiful driftwood.


Down at the waters edge.


Finally, a brief panorama of the area.  A nice quick easy walk on a proper blustery spring day.