March 10, 2017

Vancouver is famous for it’s rain, which surprisingly (and gratefully) we have not had a lot of since our arrival here in December.  The day the walking group decided to visit Whyte Lake however was not one of those days!  We were in the forrest though so we did not get as wet as you would when out in the open.  

Whyte Lake is in West Vancouver and I was pretty excited to hear there was such a place as my maiden name is Whyte!  I wonder if some distant relative is connected to this place.  The day we visited the lake was half frozen and very mysterious looking – a bit like a movie scene and very different to the description and photos you can find here.  Even half the walk ways at the lake were covered in water so it will be great to head back during summer to see how different it looks.

The rainy weather also meant that I didn’t want to take my “good” camera with me  so these few shots that give you a brief look at a very misty and cold Whyte Lake are taken with my iPhone camera.  

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February 21, 2017

During our time here in Vancouver we have done some great walks and hikes with friends.  Ranging from nice and easy and flat to picturesque and some a little stepper and harder.   

We visited the stunning area of Southlands a few weeks ago.  This area is on the Fraser River and has beautiful homes lining the river all with horse stables in the front yard!  It was rather icy the day we visited so not to many horses out and about but it was still beautiful!  We took a walk across the Golf Course where a huge flock of snow geese were making themselves known!  

This walk would go into the easy category and is very picturesque.  A great place for a Sunday stroll after a local lunch out.  This area can be found to the south of South West Marine Drive with the waterfront trail starting off Carnavon Street and walking past Marine Drive Golf Club.  Enjoy!

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