Recently, someone called me a City Boy. I suppose that's true as I do live in a large city with never-ending traffic
Today is not even a business day. It was around noon (Saturday) and I was heading towards home southbound on Cambie Street. Part of the problem is that our city fathers decided to calm traffic by installing signal lights at nearly every block for about a mile, and they are not syncronized so you miss every one.
I would imagine that if I lived in the Cape Code of WI in Door County, I would not be able to find a fast food chain restaurant to satisfy my churning stomach. I was on the hunt for a signature sandwich instead of my usual greasy burger.
Being a City Boy, I did not leave the City Limits. I was in South Vancouver and I rode my bike north to Burrard Inlet through boring urban traffic. The water forms Vancouver's Northern boundry. Nothing much to report, just your normal hectic, slow, fast, discourteous, cellphone talking, texting, tailgating & aggressive drivers. You get used to it and just let them go. Today I was on a mission, but when I got there I stopped to enjoy the scene and snap a few photos
I am near the Ocean Fisheries pier and you will notice the docked fishing boats in the background and also the cranes for our VanTerm, container facilities. I seem to come here often. Since the Olympics, many of our docks are "off limits" and are not accessible. I imagine even photographing in the dock area is not allowed due to security issues.
I mentioned that I was on a mission. I wanted another actionCam to supplement my GoProHD Hero1. I was looking at the new Hero2 but then I noticed the Panasonic Lumix TS3 on sale, so I bought one to use as a GoProHD replacement. I am still testing and will have an opinion shortly. The Lumix TS3 is waterproof (to 40 ft), shockproof & freezeproof. I thought it would be good for motorcycle use, especially since it has a LCD screen to view your recordings.
Here is what it looks like . . .