23.06.2005 22 °C
What a day we had today on this the 18th day of our trip. We woke up early to get our breakfast from provided by the hostel, one bloody muffin, before they were all gobbled up by the other guests.
After breakfast etc. we headed down to the library to check our emails...the library because internet access there is free
We made our way back to the hostel to grab our daypack and walked down to Waterfront Station to catch the Seabus across to North Vancouver. We transferred to the bus and headed up to Grouse Mountain. Grouse Mountian is located in the Capilano River region and sits 1500 metres above sea level (approximately). We paid our 18 dollars to get the Grouse Mountain Skyride up to the top and my god, what a view. We arrived at the Peak Chalet and continued to walk around the Grouse Mountain "Village".
Although the mountain was absent of snow, because it is summer in Vancouver, there were many things to see and do. Firstly we watched the 'Birds in Motion' show which showcases some of the local bird species. The main act was the Perigan Falcon, a bird that can reach speeeds of 200kmph (I think). After the 'Birds in Motion' show, we went and grabbed a beaver tail. Its kind of like a donut, only it is flat and shaped like a beaver tail. They were bloody beautiful, although not good for Brett or myself with our food allergies, but we had to try one
Next was the "World Famous" 'Lumberjack Show' which was excellent and very funny also. Cant really describe it, but when I get a chance to download my photos, you will get a better idea.
By now it was mid-afternoon and the fog at the peak of the Mountain had cleared so Brett and I decided to begin the treck up one of the ski runs. Once at the top, we had a view of all Vancouver and the surrounding mountains. It was unforgettable!
After making the slow decent back to the "village" we checked out the Grizzly Bears and the wolves. Not very interesting really but anyway.
Once back at our hostel, Brett and I packed for our flight to London in the morning before heading down Granville Street to check our the nightlife. It was cranking, but we couldn't go anywhere because the drinking age in Vancouver is 19
By about 11, Brett and I crashed out before having to wake up at 430!
Anyway, next time we speak we will be in London!