Summer had a late start and recently we have had a few weeks of very warm temperatures. Our great weather is now coming to an end due to forecast for rain, the first rain this month. Since the skies were overcast and grey I got a late start and decided to go down to False Creek, ending up half way across the Cambie Street Bridge
It had been raining and this is the first time that I have had to wear a hat and waterproof shell since Spring.
I am nearing the end of my one week staycation. The idea of staying close to home was my idea as I recently came to a major crossroads in my life. It is rare that I would take time away from work and not travel somewhere. I was taking this opportunity to find out what retirement would feel like, if I were retired
Soon I change locations and head farther East towards the Olympic Athlete's Village. There are not many people out today, they are probably at work
Lately I have been carrying my Canon T2i dSLR and take more time in my quest to make better photos. Less point and shoot and more "take your time" and check your settings and focus before hitting the shutter button type photos. Since I lacked a suitable subject to practice on I had no choice but to use myself as the Model .
The temperatures have moderated a bit, you can feel the coolness in the air and so far the rain has been light and was more like a fine mist (drizzle).
I decide to head over to the pedestrian bridge
and use the Stadium in the background
The new roof is nearly completed . It gets tiring taking all these photos
so I take a short rest on one of the built-in recliners . By now my stomach is asking for nourishment when I noticed this vendor. Their actual storefront, across the street is not yet open, so they set up this street cart. I ordered an excellent chicken/bacon sandwich and beverage to wash it down
The sandwich was very tasty
I savoured every bite but soon it was gone and I moved on to the large bird statue
I also managed to climb this square rock pedestal to pose with this First Nations artwork
It was now late afternoon and the sun was trying to peer out from behind the clouds, I hopped into the car
(try it, you may like it)
and headed south back to the railway tracks I discovered the other day. I am not the only one who loves "rails" .
but instead of sitting on them, I tried my balancing act. It is harder than you think . . .