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Sunset Beach

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All photos taken July 24, 2021.

Not being able to visit Vancouver for the past 16 months has been difficult for many reasons, family, fresh seafood, the food scene and all that gorgeous scenery. Our kids walked us down to Sunset Beach, where False Creek meets English Bay. I will leave you with these scenes.

Shipping waiting in English Bay to load or unload

Looking toward Granville Island
Mobi bike share
Burrard Bridge and Granville Island

The boat traffic on False Creek

The birdlife

The scenery

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

16 thoughts on “Sunset Beach

    1. It was great to be back, even if only briefly. Will be heading there again in the future. Totally agree with you on seeing family. Zoom and Skype are great but nothing beats a face to face and time spent. Thanks for reading Marion. Allan

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    1. You are welcome. I will have a bit more later this year, so stay tuned. Vancouver is one of our favourite cities to visit, not just because our son lives there, but that helps. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. It is good to go linear in such a vertical city, for sure. My son lives in a highrise within walking distance of Sunset Beach. Now if they can only get the coyote population under control in Stanley Park. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. Living in a city during a pandemic seems kind of pointless. You live there for the culture, the social life, the stuff to do. And then, all of a sudden, you’re having to spend a lot more time inside – and everything has the potential to feel a bit claustrophobic.

    Except, this past year, somehow, it hasn’t actually felt that claustrophobic. In cities worldwide, people have pulled together. And what came out of the doom? A whole load of positive stories and amazing ideas could define the future of urban life. I am glad to see you had a chance to finally visit Vancouver and share your wonderful photos with your readers, Allan 🙂 Have a lovely day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. I think city life can be challenging at the best of times with so many sharing the spaces and retail and entertainment options. It is likely a life for the younger folks. The pandemic has brought out the good and bad in city dwellers, some choose to pull together for the common good, others choose to pull apart, because they want control. Trouble is, nobody ever has control, they only have the illusion of control. There has been a boom is sales of homes in the small surrounding communities over the last year, as city folk rush to buy in a place where they have more room, the next time lockdowns hit. If we finally cooperate to defeat this virus, life will be better for everyone. Thanks for reading Aiva and enjoy the weekend. Allan

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