We had a lazy morning, just had a bagel each and watched some YouTube.
We eventually got ready and decided we wanted to go out for the day. We hopped in the car and googled to find somewhere fairly close to go as its long weekend, therefore all places places to go will be very busy, so we found somewhere a little different.
We drove for about 30 minutes to get to Steveston.This is a fairly small, former fishing town in Richmond.
We arrived and eventually found some parking. We had a couple of plan for whilst we were there, but we didn’t really know anything about the place.
Coffee, Of Course
We started by finding a coffee spot. We found a really nice, and cheap, place called Rocanini Roasters.
Curtis had a flat white and Kim had a mocha.They were both pretty good, but not the best we have had!
This town used to have a tram system that ran through it.
We went rright across from the coffee shop and there was the tram they used to have!
We walked along the tracks and came to a small forest walk, so we partook in that for a bit.The town is quaint but also a bit built up in some areas, though a lot of the older buildings are still around.
We walked along the side of the water for a while, just for something to do.We got to a point and wondered if we should continue as it didn’t seem that there was much going on, but we then saw a cool old building in the distance so wanted to investigate.
Former Fishing Area & Living Quarters
We stumbled upon the former fishing area, where there were living quarters and multiple buildings, which could be entered, which were used during this time.
This was a museum area and was actually very interesting.
The first building we entered was a building for both hanging nets as well as making things, such as steering wheels for boats.
There was many older artefacts still around and in good condition, as well as a lot of machinery.
We moved on from here to the living quarters.
All of these are segregated, so there were the likes of a Japanese house and a Chinese house.
These were all pretty small for the amount of people that would have lived in them.
We finished off in the boat house, which had a few different uses but was used most recently to store and build boats.
We looked around and saw lots of things along with boats, such as a few ddifferent workshops, such as the engine workshop and the blacksmith.
We walked back and had previously spotted an ice cream place, so went and got one there.
Kim got salted caramel and chocolate and Curtis had whisky coffee.
We sat outside and had our ice cream and just chatted about our day!
After our ice cream, we got back into the car and drove home.
When we got home, Kim vacuumed the car whilst Curtis got his hockey gear ready! He has a team scrimmage tomorrow, which he is very excited for!
Kim went out to get some things from the shop and then when she got back she began to make dinner.
Sweet Chilli Wedges
We have been discussing having sweet chilli wedges for a few days now, so we finally decided to today, and it was an excellent choice.
We ate some dinner, drank some wine and watched some TV. A fun day all around!
Mr & Mrs Hale