Came across a nice echo from Canada today: Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, discussing what has changed in the World since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and how Western democracies should respond. Take some time, the video is an hour long.
We came back to Vancouver and spent more time on the beach and in the water. Last night Jessica and Sheila organized a beach party at English Bay for the family and close to 30 of us enjoyed a beautiful evening. Today Jessica and family fly back to Manchester, Andrea is with us for the next two weeks.
We handed our flat over to the new owner yesterday and are staying in the Sylvia Hotel right on English Bay for a few days. The seawall is open again and I walked the 9km around it today. The weather is fairly cool, but with quite a bit of sunshine and only the occasional shower.
Part of the Stanley Park Seawall is still closed, due to winter storm damage. The Kitsilano pool will likely also stay closed due to damage. Fortunately, the beaches are open, we just need a bit of better weather. There are eight container ships anchored in English Bay right now. I have never seen this many here before. No wonder it takes so long for orders to arrive.
The last couple of days we have been enjoying beautiful sunshine here, though the temperatures are still quite low (about 6 degrees in the morning, 13 in the afternoon). I have been walking quite a bit and today Sheila and I walked around Stanley Park. The winter storms caused a lot of damage on the seawall and a stretch from Third Beach to Prospect Point is still closed. We had to detour through the woods with a bit of up and down. Sheila prefers this anyhow, but I like walking along the ocean better.