Monday 10 August 2015

2 out of 3 ain't bad.

We awoke around 7:00 to a fine warm day. The shower forcast for 11:00am never came. Just before 9:00 Robert and Louise set of to find Spokes a bike shop a short walk away. Reception was open so we stopped to tell them about our cases. Good news 2 out of the 3 had just
arrived. Lyn',s was still missing. Checking the web it just said check back later. The news of major baggage problems at Heathrow on the day we traveled meant we could be in for a long wait.

Lyn stayed to pack the room so they could move us when we were out to one that had a sofa bed that worked and would hopefully be more comfortable than the small put me up they had put in the room.

The bike shop was a short walk from the apartment. 3 hybrids we hired for a couple if days at a cost of around $30 per day. Changing the peddles to the ones it had brought so I could wear my clip on shoes cost $5 to put them on and then the same again to remove them when we return the bikes.

We decided to cycle in the direction of False Creek. We cycled to Stanley park and then along the shore crossing the creek on the  Burrard street bridge. The route had numerous photo opportunities and was popular with cyclists, skaters,joggers and walkers.

Having crossed we then looped around along the shore and then under the bridge.e continued towards the Olympic stadium looking for a food street vendor market that takes place every Sunday. A couple of miles further on and we had found it.
We deposited the bikes in the free organised bike parking and paid our 1 dollar entrance fee.

Lyn and Robert selected a couple of curry's from Vij's Railway Express and Louise a Lamb kebab from another stall Seating was provided under the shade of a large tent. For an alcoholic drink we had to wait until the beer garden opened at 1;00pm. We were disappointed to find the 2 forms of government I'd were not required for us to enter. L and R shared a beer whilst waiting for the ice cream they had purchased to soften enough to eat.

We then retraced our steps to the Granville island and its array of markets and craft shops and numerous shopping opportunities. Tea was taken  by Granville bridge with views of its boats and sea buses.

We then continued back to to apartment a round trip of around 11miles.

For an evening we eat at the Cactus Club Cafe. The food was good and it had excellent views across the bay.

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