I am spending 2 1/2 weeks in North Vancouver, housesitting and working but also enjoying the change of scene. I really enjoy Vancouver - the climate and the location entice people out of doors to hike or sail or cycle.
I went out to West Vancouver yesterday and walked along the Sea Walk, a very popular local spot for people young and old (there's even a separate path for dogs). There was a big cruise ship setting out for Alaska and various cargo ships leaving the harbour as well as small pleasure boats.
The juxtaposition of the natural and the man-made, urban environment can be harsh and cruel or just plain ugly. But sometimes it's simply playful. I was delighted to see that someone has gone to the trouble of creating mosaics from sea glass and broken tile on the rocks beside the walkway.