Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "S" is for Seawall

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve been tracking the Stanley Park restoration effort pretty closely ever since the “big storm” a few years ago. Recently they were finally going to complete the Seawall that was badly damaged in parts and had remained that way for almost two years.

Here is a comparison of the lack of work over several months (best viewed large)

Still busted

Walking, rollerblading, biking or jogging the Seawall is a treat for visitors and residents alike. There’s not much that can compare to a morning stroll along the north-facing side of the walkway with the sun rising and harbour seals swimming alongside you in the inlet.

I’ll be heading back to this spot soon to take a similar photo in order to make sure those repairs are finally being made although this leg of the restoration will last until November, 2008.

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  1. Tyler IngramSunday, July 27th, 2008 — 8:00am PDT

    I think most of the repairs have been done. Like repairing the portions of the wall that have fallen into the ocean etc. You can still see those parts in the water too.

  2. fotoeinsSunday, July 27th, 2008 — 9:13am PDT


    Before my sister (and her husband) left for Hong Kong, Shirley would regularly go out to the Seawall and do her usual hike around the joint. I would be puzzled by the regularity. But as with many things, the discovery of the “now and why” after I left the city of birth was bittersweet.

    I’m glad there are many who love the Wall and would continue to find ways to protect it.

  3. wing-chun dummiesFriday, August 8th, 2008 — 9:40pm PDT

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

    Rollerblading greats you should write about next, my ex was a Windsurfing champ!

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