Monday, January 26, 2009

Totem Poles, Snowshoeing & Xmas

Sorry for being so lazy about updating this blog, it's been a crazy few weeks.

Anyway, before Christmas I made another visit to Stanley Park to finally see the infamous totem poles.

It was approaching dusk, and the sunset was awesome. I got to see a few other features as well, such as this sculpture...

and this dragon ...

The walk gave me a pretty amazing view of North Vancouver, which was amplified by the sunset, and the snow on the mountains beyond the city.

A few days after this I went up Grouse Mountain again with Liz from Safeway. This time it was at night, and showshoeing was the order of the day! This was a lot of fun as it had been snowing heavily for a couple of days beforehand, so the coverage and texture was perfect! Going up hill was fine, but downhill was quite tricky, and half the time I was sliding on my ass. However, the snowshoes helped with this.

Unfortunately this was the only half decent photo I was able to take. This was mainly because it was very dark, and partly because I was busy making sure I didn't fall down cliff or something.

On Christmas Day I went out for a dinner with a few SWAP participants.

We enjoyed a meal and plenty of booze at the Beaver Restaurant and Bar under the Samesun Backpackers Hostel in Downtown Vancouver. It was great fun!

Well that's it for now, and I'll try to post updates more regularly from now on. However, if you get impatient you can hear about my day to day exploits by checking out my twitter page. If you don't know what twitter is, it's basically a bit like facebook status updates. And if you don't know what facebook is, then check out this interesting video description of twitter here. Furthermore, when I post any blog updates (either to this blog, or my personal blog) they will be automatically referenced in my twitter feed with a link to the post. Well, until next time!

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