Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tree top walks

Dec. 11, 2010
Capilano bridge suspended 457 metres above the river.
We took the free shuttle to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  The guide driving the bus, asked us without prompting if we needed seniors tickets and then said, “Nice Tilley hat sir!  My wife said I could get one as soon as I get a little older.”

Other countries have a hard time trying to top us on forest walks.  The oldest tree at the Capilano canyon was 1300 years old and over 250 feet tall!  They just soared up, up. Up.  And the waterfalls were bigger than any we saw in Hawaii.  From the bridge we saw bald eagles perching in the trees, but the bridge was swaying too much to get a photo.
Real mountains, Grouse, in fact! They don't have these everywhere!

On the return trip we toured Granville Island and checked out the shops.  Afterwards we went  to Mass at  Holy Rosary Cathedral built in 1836.  Then a short walk in the rain back to the hotel finished up our adventure in beautiful British Columbia. Home again, home again, jiggity jog! And of course there might be one more blog if something happens on the way home.