Interestingly, we chose to sleep on a double mattress on the floor as it seemed more comfortable than a sofa bed and boy, were we right!
We had a terrific night of sleep and woke up pretty fresh this morning.
We had some cereal, watched a YouTube video and then got started with the day.
We decided we would check out a place called Granville Island.
Getting To Granville Island
We walked, almost directly straight, to a ferry port which had a ferry leaving every 5 minutes to go to the island.
We jumped on the boat to the island and paid our $5.50 return before jetting off.
We got to the island and firstly thought how awesome it looked! Compared to the city, everything was so small and hip-looking.
We went for a wander around and first entered a market in which there were shops from local artists that have made all different things from jewellery to clothing.
We walked out of this area and into the general public market. This place had a lot of different things, including food, fruit & vegetables, meats, cheeses & coffee.
We walked around this for a while and then went outside and looked at the backstreets.
These streets didn’t have too much, but there was a blacksmith which was cool to see!
Kim got to see a couple of dogs, too. A malamute and two Australian shepherds.
We grabbed a slice of pizza and a coffee and just watched the world go by.
We took the ferry back and it had really become a beautiful day, so when we got back to the mainland we had a bit of a walk.
We walked down beside the water and just watched…
There was an odd circular piece of metal, which we took a photo through as we thought it looked cool. You can see the ships in the background.
We started walking back to the apartment and came across the aquatics centre, which we popped into just to take a look.
We got back to the apartment and relaxed a little before going out to get food.
Using the remainder of the sauce from yesterday, we had ravioli for dinner.
After we had that, we had some mint chocolate chip ice cream.
We watched the film ‘Get Out’ (finally!) and we quite enjoyed it, though wasn’t really what we expected.
In other exciting news, Kim has been accepted for her Canada work visa!
We are hoping Curtis will be accepted soon, too…but we have more traveling to do first, anyway!
Mr & Mrs Hale