Because of the time change we were up much early than the girls on our first morning there. We didn't want to wake them up by fussing in the kitchen grinding coffee beans to make coffee, so we went for an early morning walk in search of a steaming cup of the brew. As we walked along the beach we noticed this rather ragged looking Inukshuk. It wasn't until we got closer that we could tell it was wearing a "seabird coat". I guess it was cold in the misty morning air so asked the birds to help out.
Lots of big ships were anchored in the Bay waiting to pass through the channel to the north to reach the docks.
We passed lots of early morning joggers, but there was only one lone soul on the beach. It was so peaceful and beautiful. The treed area you see to the left of the white apartment buildings in this pic is Stanley Park. Yes, just a hop, skip and a jump from the girl's apt, and we were in Stanly Park.
We sat on a bench under a tree in English Bay to sip our morning coffee and drink in the view. As we did, a huge heron swooped in and perched above our heads.
Quite the beauty huh?
We walked back along the seawall to the girl's apt and had to stop for another pic of the Inukshuk wearing it's bird coat.
You can't see it clearly in these pics, but I am holding up a cup of Tim Horton's coffee. Yes, a Tim's is now right around the corner for Starbucks. Oh joy! I do prefer Tim's coffee to Starbucks.
When we got back to the apt we found the girls up and ready to face the day.