A nice little paddle in the creek.
Kayaking in False Creek
We have a kayak
coming up and David wisely wanted to get some practice
in before we committed ourselves to a long trip well beyond our skills
or endurance. There is a Kayak rental place down on Granville
Island and we managed to get four people together to go for a bit of
We headed up the inlet to the calmer waters on the other side of the
Cambie Street bridge. The huge Millennium Water construction site
(with it's crazy number of cranes) dominates the horizon.
The condos are a long ways from complete (but
progressing at terrific rate, even by Vancouver standards) but some of
the amenities such as the redeveloped oceanfront sea wall are almost
complete. It's amazing to see so many condo's coming on stream
all at the same time - I believe there must be terrific risk in
creating an "instant" neighborhood.
The Dragon Boat races are coming up soon so there were
lots of boats out on the water getting practice in. Science world
is kind of a hub for this kind of activity so we had to dodge a few
boats as we went to farthest end of the inlet.
We only rented for two hours so we couldn't really hang out too
long. We stopped in at Yaletown for a coffee (Why isn't there a
starbucks on the dock yet?), and paddled back to Granville Island to
return our boats.
Thanks everyone for the day out and taking the time to practice!
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People: David(1), Mark(1), Jeremy(1)
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