It was one of the first nice days in a string of not-nice days so I decided to take myself on a little walking tour of Granville Street:
I found free parking down near Granville Island (an achievement in itself to be sure) and walked across the bridge.
There are 3 main bridges that traverse the Burrard Inlet: Cambie, Granville and Burrard. But there is something about this one…every single time I cross it; it’s magical. It’s impossible to cross this bridge on a sunny day and not fall madly in love with this city. Impossible.
Once you cross, you’re downtown and quickly in the entertainment district. I found this apropos:
Donated to an incredible street artist
When it dawned on me that I was downtown and hungry, which can only mean one thing:
I got the Okinomi (and a compliment on my Japanese pronounciation).
The seaweed flakes made it smell a little like fish food but oishii deshita (it was tasty).
Once I was fed, I pretended I could shop on Robson (Vancity’s Rodeo Drive) for about 10 minutes before sitting down to a cinnamon bun and chai. It got really windy so I decided it was time to head back across town but instead of walking, I opted for public transit
$3 one-way or $5 roundtrip
It was a little scary stepping onto something moves but it was a quick and quite pleasant trip
Back on dry land, I wandered around the market a bit then sat down outside and finished reading my book (which was wonderful).