The light was bright, the contrasts strong, the scenery familiar, it was like visiting an old friend. We walked for hours under bridges, along beaches, through Stanley Park, along Coal Harbour and back to Yaletown. Vancouver is quite cosmopolitan, the variety of languages heard on this walk was quite impressive. Made me want to brush up my Spanish!
Another long walk took us to Iona Beach located just behind YVR airport. Hearing and seeing dozens of planes taking off and landing gave us all a little bout of travel fever. There is the bird sanctuary nearby with the sweet melody of birdsongs and the aerial acrobaties of graceful swallows called Purple Martin, quite a show.