Begin the adventure:
The trip there was uneventful. Not really boring it started out with a trip from home to the Airport. Thanks to the partnership between PG Taxi, Airporter and because of an agreement discovered via a network of sources at Transport Canada concerning the connection between communities and departure venues such as Airports. I wrote about that in my last post, it went through without a hitch. The flight was good, the staff at the airport was extremly friendly and helpful, I really enjoy WestJet for these litlle adventures. We landed at YXS and Skytrain was there to take me downtown Vancouver. I got out from Waterfront Station on Cordover and asked Google to take me to Granville Island.
The 1st Adventure, Waterfront Stn on Cordovea St. to Aqua Ferry by West Hastings St.
|Google Maps screen capture showing route between Waterfront Skytrain Stn and Granville Island Via the Ferry, and 2 land routes.|
Simple right? Google has a cool feature, as long as my phone reached Wireless which I have discovered is very common throughout the city, particularly in West Van of navagaing a path it warns may be missing sidewalks and amid heavy traffic on Highway 99 could be worrying to the pedstrian's parental figures. I exited Waterfront. The route down the South east street was the farthest, it appered to use the Sky. I attempted that from my Hotel and got to one of several barrers I found on the Seawall, distence being one of them when I attempted the night before departing. I decided enroute from Waterfront that the Aqua Ferry would be wiser to arrive at the hotel and get settled. Very cool thing about visiting Vancouver, the frequent Wifi hotspots. For those of us who don't mind Google tracking our whearabouts that is and rolling pedestrians who canfocus both on the phone and the path ahead skillfully avoiding footed pedestrians amid stares and finger gesters from vehicales, getting wiser in navagaing those distracting turns deturing into allys to lightup through a medicianal tour of Vancouver. "Turn left here" screamming louder and louder, then recalulating then signal lost untill I turned around and came back along my path towards the ferry launch point at Hastings. It wasn't all that far and I found it looking for a hotspot with the second Joint which became a roach. That was the area of town I usually stayed in so far, familular ground as I used that part of the Seawall east quite a bit for viewing and toking towards the ocean winds. I boarded the Aqua Ferry and took a short hop across the bay to the artificial Island called Granville.