Friday, February 10, 2012

By the Fraser River

Evening on the New West Quay, Vancouver BC.

The Quay is a busy spot!

Paddle Steamer for trips on the River

Reflections of the Paddle Wheel

Simon Fraser Himself.
On our first day traveling with Wells Gray Bus Tours we arrived in Vancouver, staying in the New Westminster Inn on the Quay, balanced on the edge of the mighty Fraser River. There we celebrated a lovely evening and dinner right by the water with daughter Elise and partner Adam. The sun came out so we were able to wander on the quay and take some photos. There we found a statue of the famous 19th Century explorer Simon Fraser: his colleague explorer David Thompson named the river in his honour. There are at least a dozen bridges that have been built over this important river, important not only for trade but for a route for our young Pacific Salmon to get to the sea, and come back four years older for spawning. We slept well and set off in the morning for Vancouver Island with about twenty in our group of keen cross-continental explorers....

4 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

That is a beautiful place to visit. The steamer is wonderful but the reflections shown in the water makes a marvelous shot.

Filip Demuinck said...

I really like the evening picture, sitting on a terrace.

Greetings,
Filip

Desiree said...

Everything looks so pristine. I am looking forward to the next installment :)

Desiree said...

Oh, and of course...WELCOME HOME!!!