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Friday afternoon we took the SeaBus over to North Vancouver, just to see what it was like. Then we took a real bus to the Capillano Suspension Bridge, but didn’t end up seeing it because they wanted way too much money to bother to do that. $30. To see a bridge? Very funny.

One of the best things about North Vancouver is the amazing market selling fresh fish, meats, fruit and much more that is right next to the transport transfer station.

Market fruit.

Market fruit.

We didn’t pick up any fruit at the market, because on the way to the SkyTrain from the RV park, we’d noticed a big area of ripe blackberries along the roadside. On the way back we picked a lot of them and they are delicious.

View to Vancouver.

View to Vancouver.

We thought there were going to be fireworks last night, because Vancouver is hosting the international fireworks competition right now, but it turns out South Africa’s display doesn’t happen until tonight. We are getting on a ferry for Victoria in a little bit, so we are going to miss that.

This little boys spent the whole SeaBus ride looking at the view.

This little boys spent the whole SeaBus ride looking at the view.

Public transit in Vancouver allows you to take the bus, sea bus, and sky train all on the same ferry. For tourists, a day pass is $9. The ferry to Victoria is more than $70 for our oversized van and us.  Coming back to the U.S. it will be a little less. We’ll come back on Wednesday or Thursday and then we’ll have cell phone service again.

This seahorse on the North Vancouver jetty made me think of Abigail.

This seahorse on the North Vancouver jetty made me think of Abigail.

On Victoria we’re going to go to Naimaino and spent two days in Tofino, a nice beach spot on the western edge of the island.

Fountain outside the market.

Fountain outside the market.

Public art. North Vancouver hosts its annual Carribbean festival today.

Public art. North Vancouver hosts its annual Carribbean festival today.

Tugboats.

Tugboats.

One of our favorite parts of Vancouver was eating sushi. We went to the same restaurant two nights in a row and had delicious fresh fish for the first time in months.

I’m ecstatic this morning because after two weeks of not working at all, my computer charger has suddenly decided to rejoin the living. This is a stellar development. Have a great weekend!

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