Our next adventure saw us setting off for Granville Island. This proved to be an interesting walk as towards the end the raised road towered over the island with no sign of a way down. Eventually we managed to ask a local and he showed us the way. We then decided to follow a young couple who we hoped were going there as well.
We then spent a pleasant couple of hours exploring the stalls, watching the buskers and generally taking in the atmosphere.
We ventured across the bay in a water taxi and decided to walk back along the beaches.
The first beach wasn't that inviting and was mainly used for dog walkers but as we walked further the scenery improved.
Our first stop was to build a small sculpture using the large pebbles found on the beach. We even included a leaf to represent our stay in Canada. This idea seems to be spreading. We first saw it on a holiday in Lanzarote but since then have seen some impressive sculptures. Some are that good I'm sure they must use superglue!
The last sculpture done by a local artist certainly reflects this area, as well as being a symbol of Inuksuk, which is a human made stone landmark or cairn used by the Inuit, Inupiat!
As we moved on, we came to English beach, where people were spending the day sunbathing and relaxing. The interesting thing about the beach was the use of large logs spaced out along the shoreline. I'm not sure if these had a specific purpose but were certainly useful for resting against, and providing a windbreak.
This had been a very long walk but had proved to be a fascinating insight into another side of Vancouver. We also had a long chat with a local man from one of the apartments, overlooking the beach. Meeting people on these occasions also gives an insight into local life.