Stealing Time in Vacouver
Call it end-of-semester stress, but somewhere between flying back from BC in November and blogging about the trip, I managed to lose track of an entire memory card of photographs. It was a pleasant surprise to realize I had more to share, this time about a snagging an extra day in Vancouver. After a lovely couple of days in Tofino, we walked, drove, and ferry-ed our way back to Vancouver to catch a flight the next morning. In a classic stroke of my family’s bad travel luck, things did not go as planned. One 5am phone call later, and we were stranded in BC on one of the busiest travel days of the year. It only took about two more hours of sleep and some perspective for me to realize that one more day exploring Vancouver and one less day sitting in a classroom was not the worst thing that could happen. I immediately went into traveller mode and made up my mind to find some bikes and ride the Seawall. I dragged whoever I could convince down to the lobby to rent complementary bikes and search out the waterside bike path. Even in late November, the path was dotted with other bikers and walkers enjoying the chilly afternoon.
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”