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Showing posts from August, 2012

Sea Kayaking in Deep Cove

It was my sister-in-law's birthday a few days ago and we decided that it would be fun to go recreational kayaking out at Deep Cove in Panorama Park, North Vancouver. We rented a single-person and a two-person kayak from Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre for $38 each for 2 hours. We paddled through the tranquil sea waters staying close to the inland so that we don't get in the way of any motor boat traffic. We tried to find the waterfalls but turned around thinking we didn't have time (that's too bad). We briefly saw a lone freckled seal close to the moored boats before it went underwater and disappeared from view. Rumor has it that she has pups around the wharf area. My sister-in-law said she enjoyed paddling around that day and I must say she was very brave for doing this, especially since she doesn't swim. She and her husband enjoyed it so much that they said they'll go out and buy a two-person kayak soon. You can always use Google Map to get the di

Looking for Ideas for a Short And Sweet Family Vacation?

We were planning to go to California to Legoland and Disneyland but decided that we will do that when my youngest is a little older. We kept it local instead and just got back from a fun-filled vacation to the Vancouver Island and Seattle. We found that it was better to save on hotel fees and spend those savings on attractions and of course on shopping instead. Ferry Ride to Vancouver Island We took the Spirit of British Columbia ferry ride to Swartz Bay from the Tsawwassen Terminal for $82 one way. This included two adults and two kids in a sedan. The trip was 2 hours long and scenery was spectacular. Chinatown in Victoria We parked in Chinatown and had some dim sum at Dynasty Victoria Restaurant. It was decent but a little expensive costing us about $60 for lunch. We used up our 2 hour meter parking by walking around the area. We found hidden shops in between tight walkways between tall brick buildings. Royal BC Museum Our target destin