Vancouver Waterfront

The view from just outside my hotel.

In August 2006, I went to Vancouver, BC, Canada to record a training video about Microsoft Word for macProVideo. The trip, which was paid for by the folks at macProVideo, included five nights at the Westin Bay Shore, right on the waterfront. Every evening, after work, I’d put on my walking shoes or rent a bike and explore the waterfront, taking photos and enjoying the scenery.

Vancouver WaterfrontThis photo shows the view from my hotel room window, taken from ground level. What you’re seeing is a marina, with some covered slips, on a peninsula of land on the northwest end of the city. There’s a wonderful walking/biking/skating trail that goes around the peninsula, and I had the pleasure of biking its length one evening.

I grew up on the east coast and my family always had a small boat, like some of the smaller ones in this photo. This reminded me of those days on the water. I enjoyed the smell of the salt air and call of the seagulls. It was a pleasant week.

And yes, I did get the job done.

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