We it seems my travel companions are not that well. I'm the only one still hopping about wanting to see and do everything.
So today I trotted off on my own and ventured across False Creek on the Aquabus (a tiny water taxi) and walked to Vanier Park where the Planetarium is located. I pay a visit to the H.R.Macmillan Space Centre every time I come to Vancouver, and just because my friends weren't up to it, I still wanted to cross it off my "things to see" list.
The Planetarium building is quite impressive. Basically round with an odd shaped roof. The internal layout of the planetarium theatre is the best I've seen. The shows go about 40 minutes. The 3pm show I saw, Harold's Solar System, was designed for kids aged 5+ complete with talking planetary projector. Absurd. It's not the best production I've seen there.
On my way back to the apartment I went looking for the old rail roundhouse in Yaletown, which has been restored with shops and restaurants. There's a train turntable in the centre of the roundhouse structure.
In the evening to took off again on my own to photograph the Inukshuk on the shore of English Bay.
Next on the buck list was the 9 o'clock gun on the Stanley Park Seawall. On the way I met a racoon.
The 9 O'clock Gun is a long standing tradition in Vancouver. The 2100 gun was originally fired to warn fishermen of the close of fishing. Today it's fully automatic and scares the crap out of unwary tourists walking by.
That's about it for today. Not sure what's happening tomorrow.