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A nice little paddle in the creek.

 Kayaking in False Creek

Coming Out Of Granville Island
We have a kayak camping trip 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 paddle.

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.

Millennium Water Construction Site

Coming Into Man Made Bay
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.

Tube Pedestrian BridgeLarge Stone Steps To The Water
Upside Down Science World
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.

Coming Around Yaletown

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.

Jeremy Turned Around

Thanks everyone for the day out and taking the time to practice!

Upside Down Science World
Tags: bright bottom, kayaking, Science World, Vancouver
Coming Into Man Made Bay
Tags: bridge, crane, kayaking, Olympic Village, Vancouver
Tube Pedestrian Bridge
Tags: bridge, crane, kayaking, Olympic Village
Jeremy Turned Around
Person: Jeremy
Tags: bridge, city, kayaking, Vancouver
Coming Out Of Granville Island
Person: David, Mark
Tags: kayaking, Vancouver
Large Stone Steps To The Water
Tags: crane, kayaking, Olympic Village
Coming Around Yaletown
Tags: dock, kayaking, Vancouver, Yaletown
Millennium Water Construction Site
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Tags: kayaking(8), Vancouver(6), crane(4), Olympic Village(4), bridge(3), dock(1)
People: David(1), Mark(1), Jeremy(1)
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