It’s been so long since John and I had some down time, just the two of us, and with the sun shining today (at least downtown) we headed to our favourite place, just a short walk away.
10 minutes turned into 5 hours as we explored all of our trails that have been covered in snow, frost and ice since we last walked down them. Third Beach, Siwash, Marilees, Rawlings, Lees, North Creek and Beaver Lake. I think we covered around around 15 kms since after we stumbled out of the park, we headed downtown to do some quick shopping as well.
For those who don’t know – the Vancouver Aquarium has a little gate at the back that allows passers-by in the park (near the artists’ circle) to walk along a path and visit with some of the marine animals they house.
Although watching harbour seals frolic in a glass tank isn’t as fun as seeing them cruise by you in Burrard inlet, the kids with huge smiles on their faces running around talking about the Beluga whales seemed to have a pretty good time, thanks to this free preview.
I love going for walks with my husband, being outdoors, getting my shoes muddied and hearing the snap of twigs under my feet. I even enjoyed getting stared down by a squirrel that was the size of a housecat, even though it scared the bejesus out of me at first.
John took some really great shots this afternoon so here’s the rest of the day in photo-form. I’m really glad he’s getting some use out of his Christmas present.
View all of today’s pics in John’s Flickr set.