Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Four Mêmes in One

On Saturday morning, we drove my sister downtown to catch her flight to Vancouver Island.
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As she’d booked a floatplane, we made our way to the waterfront terminal just down from the Trade and Convention Centre.

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Though the day
hesitated between
cloudy and clear, I
happily grabbed my
camera to record the
early busyness as we
waited
for boarding time.


 Boats of all sorts dotted Coal Harbour...everything from sleek, compact skulls to a massive cruise ship docked at the Convention Centre.
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Coal Harbour: North Vancouver Sulpher Works in the background and a marine gas station just off Stanley park.
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Once we'd seen Nikki off, we climbed up to the overview of the Olympic Cauldron, immediately reminding us of 2010's wonderful  Winter Olympic Games.
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This calm, clear morning little resembled the rainy, hectic evening we'd lined up to see the glow of our Olympic torch lighting up the  night sky.
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Promenade to the convention centre with cruise ship in background.




 I wil be linking my post to four wonderful mêmes this week. If you get a chance, do check them out...
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Skywatch Friday
 http://skyley.blogspot/.

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 Weekend Reflections

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33 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You always find such great shots on your treks. I enjoyed this little jaunt around Vancouver - much easier than taking the ferry! Beautiful images, Lynette, as always.

Lois Evensen said...

What great images. I especially like seeing all the sea planes in one spot. We see them from time to time while we are at sea, but only one or two at a time in one place.

Deborah said...

Wonderful photo's, I love the water planes!

adrielleroyale said...

So colorful and crisp! Great shots!! :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your post makes me want to come and visit Vancouver again! It's been at least 2 years since I've been there.

Mad Kane said...

Delightful photos and post!
Madeleine Begun Kane

Lonicera said...

Would love to visit Vancouver. I particularly like the last picture, playing around with reflections.
Caroline

JO said...

Vancouver seems to be so close yet so far... I hope we can make a road trip there someday...

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful sky photos. I really enjoyed the view of the Olympic Cauldron. Happy sky watch!

Luna Miranda said...

these are beautiful! i didn't know float planes are a major means of transport in this part of Canada.

snapperoni said...

What an interesting post. Enjoyed looking at all those photos (as it is not everyday I come across these kinds).

Photos look wonderful. I especially liked the first one.:D

Jyoti Mishra said...

wow what a post... a treat to readers.
Fully enjoyed it !!

Dianne said...

now I want to visit even more
what a beautiful place!!

awarewriter said...

These are great Lynette -- all in the true spirit of reflections.

Sylvia K said...

WOW! You got some incredible captures/reflections, Lynette! And what a beautiful place! Love the planes, the water and the reflections on the buildings! Awesome! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dyche Designs said...

Wow, great captures. Loving those shots.

romance-of-roses said...

Fabulous pictures, almost makes me feel like I was there. So interesting. The last picture is amazing. Smiles...Lu

Dianne said...

Colourful images of that busy harbour - love all the different coloured sea- planes

Carver said...

What a beautiful place with so many interesting sites. I enjoyed these photographs very much.

missing moments said...

Love all the shots but the first one is outstanding! Love Vancouver and all its beauty!

Kim, USA said...

Wow this place is fantastic. I thought I am in another planet just amazingly beautiful!!

Weekend reflection

Lesley said...

These are all beautiful shots. I think it would be so much fun to take a float plane!

Pat Tillett said...

What a fantastic group of photos. thanks for the tour! Very nice!

Kel said...

vancouver is such a great city
we visited in January and thought we could live there
watching the float planes was fun, something unique
but we went to the island on a ferry instead

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures from a gorgeous area... As I told you some time ago, we'd love to visit that area. We thought we were going to get there this summer--but changed our minds and went out west to the Grand Canyon instead.. BUT--your area and all of Alaska/Canada is on our 'list'...

Thanks for the photos...
Hugs,
Betsy

'Tsuki said...

That is an unusual kind of boat, indeed ! Thanks for sharing this very momebnt with us...

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

JM said...

Now this is a great post with some fantastic shots. Love this waterfront.

Ms. Becky said...

I've never been to Vancouver but it's on my wish list of places to visit. and it isn't even all that far away from me. your photos give me enough of a taste that it's moved higher up the list! those Olympic games were wonderful to watch too. thanks for sharing your reflections. they're superb! happy Saturday to you. c

Francisca said...

Thanks for this nice little slice of (my) "home" (one of a number). I've taken a plane from Coal Harbour to the Sunshine Coast a few times over the years.

EG Wow said...

Wonderful reflections and I love seeing the Olympic Cauldron as it looks today.

Lovelinest said...

I've never been there, and after seeing your pictures, it's on my Must Visit list!! Gorgeous!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photos.

Regards!