Crab Park

Just before we get into today's gallery, a little
explanation as to why I've been publishing pictures
a little more frequently than articles these last
few days. Being someone who truly loves to write,
and having certain topics that I'm passionate
enough about that I would like to write a longer 
piece in regards to them, I've decided to allow 
myself the pleasure of writing at least one 
essay-length article –as opposed to the more common 
Blog-length pieces– each month, and this way allow 
myself to more thoroughly study a particular topic
of interest, for myself, and hopefully, for others 
as well. Of course, while I'm working on pieces of 
this nature, I will have very little time to write 
the more standard-length articles,and that's where 
the galleries come in. With pictures to replace the
articles while I'm working on the essay,I get to 
do my writing, and keep fresh material appearing on
the Blog while I do so. And with only one longer
article each month or so, those of you who prefer
your reading kept short, can simply skip the day 
the essay is published, or maybe take the time to 
review a gallery or two. So, with that all taken 
care of, I hope you will join me now as we head to
Crab Park for...

A Mid-October Stroll

If you were to take the distance I walked from my place in a southerly direction to get to the Chinese Garden that we visited yesterday, and were to walk roughly that same distance, but this time in a northerly direction from my residence, you would arrive at Crab Park. I told you before, I love living in the downtown area. As you approach the park, you walk over a little overpass that crosses the railway tracks, and then you pass some of the dock areas, and a little harbor frequented by some tugs, and a few other vessels. As you make your way down the grassy slope towards the water, you see North and West Vancouver across the bay and behind that, the rising North Shore Mountains stretching all the way from Mt. Seymour on the one extreme, to the Lions on the other end, set further back then the rest of the better known peaks. As you look towards downtown you can see Sears Tower, and a fair amount of the Vancouver skyline, with Canada Place, and its large sail-like structures jutting out into the water just past the helicopter landing pad where you can catch a really quick lift over to the Island, or the North Shore, or maybe just go for some sight-seeing around the city. As for the Park itself, there’s a fair amount to keep a person interested while they walk around and sip a coffee, or exercise their dog, or play with the children. But why am I yammering, when I could much more easily be letting you look for yourselves. Remember, you can always click on any of the pictures to get a better view, or read a caption, or check things out Gallery style. And for those of you who like a little music while you wander along the shore, I’ve included a couple of tunes for you to pick from.

 

Crab Park

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