Making a Splash

Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
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Trip End Mar 15, 2007


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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Thursday, March 1, 2007

A long sleep saw a slow start with my legs needing a little oil to ease them up after yesterday.

The lookout at the Harbour Centre Tower a rather depressing looking 70s cement block was unfortunately closed with the 360 degree city view from the top probably a heck of a lot better than the view from outside.

Settling instead on the nearby Canada Place building by the waterfront with it's line of yacht like sails usually home to passing cruise ships for a few days it gave some impressive views of the northern mountains with there little ski slopes clearly visible at night when lit up. Spent some time here watching the many sea planes making a splash with one either taking off or landing every few minutes regretting getting a hair cut a few days ago needing all the insulation I could get in the cold evening.

I had originally planned to take a train for 3-4 days across Canada but with time slipping away on my journey I opted instead to simply fly taking just 3-4 hours instead to reach Toronto.

Squeezing onto the bus to the airport it was packed to the roof as I tried to squish in being reminded by the driver that the bus wouldn't move unless everyone was behind the yellow line. Breathing in to fit everyone on got stuck standing the wrong way with my pack on my back I couldn't turn, or see a thing, 'Err...could someone tell me when we reach the airport?'

The crisp cold night could be felt again briefly between hopping from the bus to the terminal breezing through the Air Canada check-in thanks to doing it online yet by the time I reached the departure gate, via a few shops though, a blizzard was filling the view out of the windows. Still boarding we were all soon told once seated of an hour and 15 minutes delay due to the weather but would keep us posted on changes as I failed to see anything through the snow covered window.

Thirty minutes later we were told the delay was now an hour and 15 minutes. Sigh.
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