Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Caching in Vancouver, BC

Since it wasn't too much of a drive, we headed north to Vancouver today. A quiet drive, and once there, we decided to take one of the hop-on/hop-off tours since we had a limited amount of time to spend in the city. This turned out very great, since it gave us an easy way to get around, see the sites, and find a few caches.

After spending a little time getting familiar with things, we took our first chance to hop-off of the bus at Granville Island. There, less than 500ft away from the stop, was our first cache of the day, Rocky Railway. A pretty quick find, even with the dog walkers in the area.

After a short walk from there, we grabbed lunch on the island, and then headed to our next cache, Island Oasis. Even though the area gave the GPS a headache, it was a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the space. We sat in a corner and relaxed a bit before it was muggle-free enough to grab the cache. Then, we went into a few of the surrounding shops and got gifts for my brother and sister. For my sister, we decided to mail hers, since it was a pretty card and her birthday was coming up quickly, so next stop was a post office. Oddly enough, we ended up seeing her yesterday, and the card still hasn't arrived.

We got on and off of a bus a few more times, and found ourselves back at the start and near another cache. So, we walked around and located Canada Place 2 before hoping on the other bus to see the other side of the city and, most notably, Stanley Park. A very neat park, and I would have loved to spend more time exploring, but it was reaching the end of the bus routes, and it was all we could do to spend a little time there and find a cache, Behind Theater Under the Stars in Stanley Park. This turned out to be a little more difficult, since a previous cacher moved it from its final location, but we did locate, sign, and put back just in time to hop the last bus of the day back to the beginning.

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