So, physically rambling now, rather that just with words...... I'm currently in the awesome Vancouver Public Library. Or VPL as I keep seeing everywhere around me; those initials mean something else entirely where I come from!
Having arrived in Vancouver on Wednesday after a ten-hour flight, and with an eight-hour time difference, I'm beginning to feel somewhat jet-lagged - particularly as I didn't sleep much last night - so my powers of observation are fading slightly and I shall content myself with whiling away the time on this entry and then, quite frankly, trying to stay awake.
Having been blessed with a couple of days of beautiful weather, and a nephew who works well as a tour-guide, I've seen a fair bit of the city. I also took a two-hour Trolley Bus tour yesterday afternoon which just hinted at the attractions of the place. I'm not normally a fan of high buildings but Vancouver has many of them ..... the streets are so wide, though, that there's no feeling of being crowded.
Although not a great fan of heights, I went up the Lookout Tower this morning. Can't say I enjoyed the elevator (40 seconds in a glass-doored lift) but it was worth it for the stunning views at the top.
All for now; photos next time. Shall now be working my way east across the country towards the atlantic.