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Burrard Inlet by Boat…

We are a month into fall and, while some days have been beautiful, there have been enough rainy days for me to miss the summer sunshine that already seems so far away…

Although we are fortunate enough to live close to the water, we don’t get out on it much.  Lucky for us, one of our great friends has both a boat and the patience (madness!) to take it out on the water with our crazy family in tow…

Just a few weeks ago we spent an amazing late summer day enjoying the view of sun, ocean and blue sky from the best vantage point possible – the middle of it all.

At first the seals weren’t particularly interested in us…

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…but then one raised an eyebrow…

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…and another woke up enough from basking in the sun to notice as we boated by…

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There were endless interesting boats to photograph…

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…and G. Jr. had to hold on to his hat.

(Literally.  We turned around three times to fish it out of the water after he let go and it blew off in the breeze.)

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The trip to Deep Cove (by car) usually takes us at least half an hour.  By boat it is a quick fifteen minutes of some of the most amazing watery views…

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Our reward for taking this leisurely trip was (naturally!) gelato

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…and then we headed back out on the water and north up Indian Arm.

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On our way back to the dock we could just see G. Jr’s favourite bridge – the ironworkers’ memorial – in the distance.

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He didn’t stay awake much longer – all that fresh sea air knocked him right out!  Good thing Miss G. was in full form – we needed her to help us tie up the boat.

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A day of sun and sea air can do a lot to bring some balance to a busy life.  Facing another week of blustery fall weather and the doldrums of the day-to-day, I am grateful to look back on the sea change and see things from another angle…

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“They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea…” (Horace)

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10 thoughts on “Burrard Inlet by Boat…

    • Amazingly, they are as big as my 9year old, and there are so many of them! They stretch out in the sun on the log booms. I would never have known if it weren’t for the boat… It is the only way to see them from that angle.

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    • We were lucky to have a really beautiful summer – it worked out well because we didn’t have plans to travel! The seals are very entertaining. There are hundreds of them sun-bathing on those log booms, but large group photos don’t do them justice; they just look like lumpy brown logs on top of logs! The hot weather was probably tiring them out too. The best part was our friend let the children drive the boat (just a little) which they thought was the greatest adventure!

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