Saturday, March 31, 2007

Granville Island, Usual Thursday Outing

As usual, the Thursday Walking Group did the required 5 miles to the Cambie Street Bridge and back. It was a glorious Spring day and here are a few of my less than brilliant photos. Got to move learning how to use this camera and editing software up the priority list. Enjoy!

This is the marina by Granville Island, looking towards the mountains. The water is like glass.


There are a couple of dozen of these colourful mini water ferries darting about False Creek. One passenger and one driver, early in the season yet.

The interesting thing about this photo is the different kind of boats on the very narrow inlet: the black sail boat, the tiny ferry boat, the dragon boat racers, practising in the middle of the left hand edge, and the opulent powerboat in the background.

One of the early cherry trees in bloom with the still snow-covered mountains in the background. Too bad about the bridge in the way! Still we have to get over the inlet to downtown.

10 comments:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I think they are great photos, jmb! I especially like the cheerful-looking ferry and the beautiful cherry tree.

jmb said...

Thanks WCLC,
Despite the snow nearby, Spring has definitely sprung, which now makes gardening a necessity.
Regards
jmb

the night owl said...

Thanks jmb for sharing these pictures today..I have seen so many choices for the theme of water today.Mine is up. Baba

jmb said...

Hi Baba,
Thanks for dropping by. An inadvertent tie-in to the water theme, for I meant to post these on Friday but had something else instead.
Regards
jmb

Lee said...

There is nothing wrong with these pic, jmb...the only thing wrong is you've made me feel guilty. I must grab my new camera and go out taking some pics. I've been very slack lately, allowing myself to get bogged down with other stuff!

jmb said...

Thanks Lee,but it's so beautiful and the camera is a pretty good one, so a good picture is almost assured. However I see some pretty good photos out there and I'm not sure if mine are Ok or not.
Regards
jmb

AMAZING GRACIE said...

They are beautiful photos. I love the mountains in the background. What a gorgeous part of the world you live in!

Winchester whisperer said...

cheery cherry! Thank you for your blogroll help.

jmb said...

Hi Gracie,
Vancouver is truly beautiful and Granville Island is a special place. Mountains that rise right out of the harbour. Lovely
Regards
jmb

jmb said...

Hi WW,
Glad to be of help, I certainly needed it in the beginning and still do often. But I'm getting more confident which is just asking for a comeuppance!
Regards
jmb