Aug 12, 2019 - Map and Marina

I never took a picture of the present that Jim gave me for going to Spain to help him. It's an antique map, estimated 1876, of the whole North American continent. I'm going to have to put "framing it" as a wish-list item for Xmas and Birthdays, otherwise I never get around to these things. It's in perfect shape and beautiful.

This cluttered photo was my hapless attempt to give a sense of what a visual overload the marina along the waterfront is, near Cardero's and the other popular restaurants. At left, one of the few boats that ever seems to actually go out to sea: one of the several large harbour tour boats that take dozens of people out. They see far more travel than anything in the marina.

Especially the dedicated houseboats, in bright yellow and red, at right: they would have to be towed anywhere; the owners just like living in a marina. (They are smart, probably: it's busy by day, and quiet by night, just as you want in a neighbourhood.)

In front, I notice no less than three little speedboats with enclosed cabins for ugly weather and spray, but TWO outboard motors at back, suggesting serious speed capability, like they were for smuggling or pursuit of same. More likely, they are just sea motorcycles, fast for the sheer fun of it.

And way at the back, look for the white spheres like giant ping-pong balls, enclosing various kinds of radar: the really ridiculous superyachts - the biggest at back, behind the red houseboat, I have never seen once out of its slip in the marina. They just sit there, proving their owners are rich, I think that's their whole job.

Older posts

2019 August 11: Geranium and the Odd Boat

2019 August 10: Right In Our Own Backyard

2019 August 9: Back to Flowers

2019 August 8: Boats

2019 August 7: Dealing with Summer

2019 August 6: Crowds and Forests

2019 August 5: Pride Parade Whales

2019 August 4: Bye-bye Barretts

2019 August 3: Once Around The Park

2019 August 2: Fireworks and Butterflies

2019 August 1: Charlie's Birthday!

2019 July 31: A Day at the Aquarium

2019 July 30: The Barretts Arrive!

2019 July 29: Random Things in Stanley Park

2019 July 28: Fireworks Last Night

2019 July 27: Monitoring Progress

2019 July 26: Being glad it's not winter

2019 July 25: We Return to Vancouver; Street is Torn Up

2019 July 2: Cat Pictures as we Drive to Calgary

2019 July 1: Canada Day in Stanley Park

2019 Jun 30: Madrid and Victoria - nice cities.

2019 Jun 29: Seattle boat shelves, Cat-vs-Beer

2019 Jun 28: Back from Seattle

2019 Jun 21: Volunteer Gardeners

2019 Jun 20: Stanley Colour

2019 Jun 19: At the beaches

2019 Jun 18: Tiny Roses and the Outside Cat

2019 Jun 17: Heron Nesting Season

2019 Jun 16: What a Difference a Month Makes (to goslings)

2019 Jun 15: Kittens Who Look At Phones, plus, Spain

2019 Jun 14: Lake Blossoms Everywhere

2019 Jun 13: Last Blossoms?

2019 Jun 12: Grandiose Things

2019 Jun 11: Scenes from a flight to Denver

2019 Jun 8: Beaver Lake Developments

2019 Jun 7: The Rose Garden Returns!

2019 Jun 6: D-Day commemorated with poppies!

2019 Jun 5: Geese families and Heron at Lost Lagoon

2019 Jun 4: More Cat Badness

2019 Jun 3: Roses and Bridges

2019 Jun 2: The Gosling Fleet

2019 Jun 1: From the archives: Cuba 2017

2019 May 31: Cats vs Bees

2019 May 30: Ravine Trail to Beaver Lake

2019 May 28-29: Our Garden and Stanley Forests

2019 May 27: The Umbrella Tree

2019 May 26: Animals of Stanley Park

2019 May 25: Green and Water

2019 May 24: Last of the Rose Garden South

2019 May 23: The Tudor House

2019 May 22: Rose Garden, South End #2

2019 May 21: Retiro and Kitten-Warmers

2019 May 20: Goslings and our Chilco Neighbours

2019 May 19: Finishing up the "back walk" all-floral garden.

2019 May 18: First trip to the Rose Garden South

2019 May 17: More "backwalk" south of Lost Lagoon and Lagoon Drive

2019 May 16: The "backwalk" south of Lost Lagoon 1

2019 May 15: blooms on the 4th floor