Four Days of Rain
Under sunny skies last Sunday and Monday we sailed from Anacortes to Vancouver. Favorable winds gave us many miles under sail. We were able to tie up at Granville Island, enjoy some fine sushi, and witness Vancouver in the throes of Stanley Cup hockey fervor.
Then came the rain, heavier each day. With boots, raincoats, and umbrellas we hiked around the city, enjoying the acid green of new leaves on trees and the reflections in puddles. Cherry trees were weeping their blossoms, and the sidewalks were covered with pink petal mush. We ventured out to shop for food, then returned to the boat to cook for Vancouver friends. Great visits in the cozy cabin, while it poured outside. We we had long morning internet sessions in Pedro’s Coffee Shop and Internet Café. More than one person wondered if we were talking dirty to each other with our two laptops at the same table. Those Canadians, where are their minds?!
We were lucky – our short expeditions on these rainy days were into the charming network of streets, shops, and paths of Granville Island and the False Creek neighborhood – one of the finest urban places we have ever experienced.