Although it was a Tuesday, we saw ourselves leaving our apartment, well, not voluntarily really, but we had to go as there was a planned power shut off in the whole building. And where do we usually go when we have a day to spend somewhere, especially one that promised rain? Yes, of course, we went to the Vancouver Aquarium!
When we arrived at Stanley Park, it still was a bit too early for the Aquarium to be open. Therefore we did some geocaching near the Aquarium and walked around it to keep us warm. While doing so, we found the polar bear habitat of the former Stanley Park Zoo. Until yesterday I didn’t even know that Vancouver had a zoo – and I had to look it up. Anyway, fortunately for us, the rain held back until we actually went into the Aquarium.
This time we had a much closer look at the frog exhibit and found some amazing species there. Have you ever heard of an axolotl? They look so cute – and doesn’t the darker one look like Toothless from ‘How to Train your Dragon’? We also saw some seahorses and a little shark already moving within its egg case – that was really exciting! When we went to see Hana and Helen from the underwater perspective, Hana came by twice and talked to us – so it seemed – as we heard noises from her. I have never heard her vocalising something except when her trainers ask her to do so – so that was really unbelievable!
Somehow it was the day of wonders. When we went to see Jack and Daisy, Jack wasn’t really interested in coming down to the visitors, something that he does regularly, but Daisy was very active – for the first time, at least for us – and came down to us to pose in front of our cameras. She really liked Marcus’s big camera and always wanted to have her picture taken – so she presented herself in different poses. That was so cute! I alone took nearly 200 pictures of her. As you can imagine, we spent hours there…
That was such an amazing day at the Vancouver Aquarium – and we didn’t even mind the rain when we walked back to our car to get home again.
The weather felt like spring today so that we – once again – headed to Lighthouse Park to have a look at the other side of the park and to enjoy the beauty of it – and to pick up some geocaches, of course.
This time we started our little hike not far from our parking spot and just walked along another trail to get to the other side of the park. And wow, I still love these fantastic trails that are so natural and rustic. One of them led us to Juniper Point from where we had a stunning view of Bowen Island. We also stopped at Shore Pine Point from where we could also see Bowen Island – just from another angle. And we observed loads of seagulls grabbing their lunches (which looked like sea stars from afar).
There are still some more trails to explore (and geocaches to be found), so that we will definitely back here.
Seizing the most of the first rays of sunshine we made our way to West Vancouver to explore Lighthouse Park a bit and to find some geocaches hidden there.
Once there, we had a problem finding a parking spot as probably everybody else had the same idea trying to get some sun. Anyway, having put on our hiking shoes, we chose a trail not far away from the gate to start our little adventure – and what beautiful, rustic trails there were and such untouched nature!
From Eagle Point we had a fantastic view of Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge. And then later on, of course, we could see the lighthouse from different angles.
All in all a beautiful day in Lighthouse Park – and yes, we also did find some geocaches! We will definitely back to explore the other half of the park next time.
With the gloomy sky above us, we decided to head to the Vancouver Aquarium and say hello to the animals there and make the most of this day. When we parked our car nearby, we saw several Canada geese at the top of a large tree stump looking around. That was quite a sight!
Once inside the Aquarium, Jack swam by to say hello, Aurora and Qila enjoyed themselves – and Elfin was taking a nap. That was so cute!
Each visit is enjoyable – and we will definitely be back soon!