A cold, dark month
Iona Regional Park
If you have a few hours free on a Weekend
morning, it never hurts to drop by Iona and look for something
interesting. Sometimes I don't even get to the ponds - I just
watch the birds on the shore. Today the Snow Geese were close
to shore eating and sleeping so I camping on a driftwood log and
waited for the birds to come to me.
There are a lot of
predators at Iona - the trees almost always have a hawk or bald
eagle. The pilings in view often have Osprey. I don't
think it's easy being a prey bird out here - having the many eyes of
a flock helps. Sure enough, when an eagle flew over, all of
the snow geese took to the sky.
Visiting Family in White Rock
Covid over Christmas has been rough - the recommendation was for
small groups. Following Christmas, there was of course a surge
in the number of cases and if you want to stay Covid free, you have
to think about your risk. By February, the numbers were
getting better again (a lot of the population here is double
vaccinated and the hospital numbers were reasonable) so we went out
to visit our family in White Rock. They have a trampoline so
the kids were entertained.
About a year ago the Pier at White Rock suffered some damage from a
storm. The Pier is open again. Locals aren't so keen on
going during the afternoon (parking is expensive and often full) but
we weren't staying for sunset so we went.
Lantern Festival At Granville Island.
The winter is hard - it's often dark and wet. Lanterns
complement that well - light and reflections in puddles. We
have seen this format of lanterns before, but his time we can get
close to the lanterns and we had the plaza to ourselves.
VMF Winter Arts - Yaletown
This was a new one to me - the Winter Arts Festival. Being
Covid season I was concerned about crowds, but a rainy night we had
the place almost to ourselves. The art was interactive - as
you stepped on the hex's, different sounds came out.
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