Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stanley Park Seawall, January 2012

The last couple of days I have had appointments on my listing Downtown.  The weather has been great so I have combined my appointments with taking Mojo for some pavement-pounding city walks rather than his usual (and probably preferred) forest stomps.

Wednesdays walk was the Seawall around Stanley Park. A cool breezy January day we set off as usual from Third Beach across the South-West corner of the park to give Mojo a chance to stretch his legs and burn off some of his 2yr old energy before hitting the Seawall. 

IMG_6721 As always, the forest trails in the middle of the park are quiet, most visitors stick to the Seawall so this gives Mojo a great opportunity to fetch some sticks and hunt for squirrels.

IMG_6722 Mojo is quite happy.  This may be a city park but they grow sticks here just as good as the North Shore !

IMG_6723 We continue along the Tatlow trail towards Lost Lagoon.


We soon reach Lost Lagoon, with views here across the water towards the West End.


We head East along the waterside trail, cross under Georgia St and join the Seawall.  Here Mojo takes in the view of the Vancouver Rowing club and the Vancouver Downtown skyline beyond.


Coal Harbour


HMCS Discovery (Naval training centre) and Downtown.


It’s a rare, beautiful day and the Seawall keeps us out in the sun a lot.  Views here from the Seawall across Burrard Inlet.


The Lonsdale corridor of North Vancouver with Mt. Seymour beyond.


North Vancouver port with Grouse Mountain as the backdrop.


This panorama shows the view from West Vancouver all the way along the North Shore, North Burnaby and the Northern edge of Downtown.

A huge army of ducks tease Mojo mercilessly.



The Yang Ming Busan arriving with it’s routine delivery of goodies from Asia.


We too pass under the Lions Gate Bridge.

IMG_6753 Views of West Vancouver


Finally we pass Siwash Rock and soon reach the parking lot.


No new scenery here but a pleasant change nonetheless from our usual forested walks and a great chance to enjoy some of this welcome winter sun.

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