I took a trip up Burnaby Mountain today and visited my old university, Simon Fraser, on top of the hill. The weather is great and it was nice to spend some time there. I taught a guest seminar for graduate students in the Faculty of Science and interacting with young, smart people is always fun.
The boat is packed up for the winter and we are in Vancouver. Sheila is busy with a bathroom renovation, I am preparing a guest lecture, and we both are enjoying spending time with friends. The weather has been cold and wet, but today the sun came out in the morning and it is supposed to stay nice for a few days. Stanley Park has a definite fall feeling to it though.
Ein Westwind vom offenen Meer hat unseren Waldbrand Rauch wieder nach Osten verschoben, die frische Luft tut gut. Nach einem schönen Tag auf Granville Island sind Jessica und Familie heute Abend wieder weg geflogen. Unsere Nachbarn werden sich über die Ruhe freuen, wir müssen uns noch daran gewöhnen.
The hot and dry weather has resulted in close to 600 fires across British Columbia and today Vancouver was blanketed in smoke. We went to visit Bonnie in Whistler and the air is a bit better there. We spent the afternoon walking along the River of Golden Dreams and the kids discovered several great swimming holes.
Alistair joined us on Saturday, and for whatever reason, he doesn’t suffer from jet lag. Today we left early for an excursion to Capilano Suspension Bridge, which was great fun. Then we had a picnic lunch in a park close by, where Oliver discovered a nice swimming hole in the stream running through the park. We others found the water a little chilly. This was followed by a few hours at Third Beach and a hamburger dinner, and Bernice joined us for that. Now everybody is very tired and we hope the kids fall asleep soon so we can also go to bed.