< June 2014 >

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Contents

Saturday, 7th June Canada from the air
Sunday, 8th June False Creek and English Bay
Granville Island
VanDusen Botanical Garden (gardens, wildlife, art, totem poles, visitor centre)
Vancouver harbour
Monday, 9th June Ships
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Seaplanes
Cruise ships
Downtown Vancouver
Tuesday, 10th June Vancouver waterfront
Ships
Vancouver Aquarium (jellyfish, mammals, amphibians, others)
Lions Gate Bridge
Stanley Park
Wednesday, 11th June Ships
Thursday, 12th June Ships and seaplanes
Friday, 13th June Ships
Downtown Vancouver
English Bay
Saturday, 14th June Ships
Vancouver waterfront
Lost Lagoon
Vancouver fibs
Sunday, 15th June Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, Vancouver, BC
Around False Creek, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, 29th June Trains at Derby

Saturday, 7th June

Canada from the air

68°8’3”N, 67°23‘29”W
(Google Maps)
68°8’3”N, 67°23‘29”W 62°35’5”N, 104°23’50”W
(Google Maps)
57°48’9”N, 115°9’50”W
(Google Maps)
Fields, near Grande Prairie, Alberta Pacific Ranges Pacific Ranges Pacific Ranges Coastal Pacific Ranges
Vancouver International Airport

Sunday, 8th June

False Creek and English Bay

Burrard Bridge Burrard Bridge Kayaker
O. I. Sea False Creek Ferry, Spirit of False Creek II Cyquabus III False Creek ferryman
English Bay apartment blocks Apartment block False Creek False Creek pirates

Granville Island

Tip jar Northwestern crow (Corvus caurinus) Northwestern crow (Corvus caurinus) European starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens) Glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens) Totem pole “Rocking Dog” by Ron Simner Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) Canada goose (Branta canadensis) Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) and goslings Canada goose (Branta canadensis) and gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) gosling Canada goose (Branta canadensis) and gosling

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Gardens

Livingstone Lake fountain Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) Lily Lily
Lily Dawn redwood (Metasequaoia glyptostroboides) Cypress Pond Purple iris
Heron Lake Flower Flower Giant rhubarb (Gunnera manicata)
Gardens Woodland Shaughnessy Lake apartments Blossom
Waterfall Cobra lily (Arisaema tortuosum) Korean pavilion Korean pavilion roof
Heather Pond Petal on leaf Yellow water-lilies Pink water-lilies

Wildlife

Barred owl (Strix varia) Dragonflies
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and ducklings Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) and ducklings Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings

Art

'Departure' by George Lundeen 'Shattered Sphere' by Brent Comber 'Travertine Sculpture 75 or Three Forms or Family Life' by David F. Marshall Pea-pod bench 'Black Eagle Canoe' by Bill Reid
'Meta Morphosis' by Olga Jancic 'Council of Elders' by Michael Dennis 'Council of Elders' by Michael Dennis 'Horizontal Column' by Wolfgang Kubach and Anna-Maria Wilmsen-Kubach
'For the Botanical Garden' by Hiromi Akiyama 'For the Botanical Garden' by Hiromi Akiyama 'Observing Your Society' by 'Piqtoukun' David Ruben 'Observing Your Society' by 'Piqtoukun' David Ruben 'Observing Your Society' by 'Piqtoukun' David Ruben 'Salix Iterum' by Alastair Heseltine
'The Throne of Nezahualcoyotl' by 'Sebastian' 'The Throne of Nezahualcoyotl' by 'Sebastian' 'Van Duse Chilling' by Michael Dennis 'Visitors' by Michael Dennis 'Visitors' by Michael Dennis
'Giant Squid' by Paul Burke

Totem poles

Totem poles carved by Gitksan master carvers. The pole on the left was carved by Earl and Brian Muldoe and tells the origin story of mosquitoes. They come from the ashes of the funeral pyre of chief Baboudina of the blood-sucking mosquito people, who was killed by a young woman to save her husband and baby. The pole on the right was carved by Arthur Sterritt and tells why the Gispudwada have a black bear on their crest. A man was transformed into a bear but a Gispudwada healer helped him return to human form; the bears would still help the man if he needed it.

Gitksan totem poles Gitksan totem poles “The Mosquito People” by Earl and Brian Muldoe “The Mosquito People” by Earl and Brian Muldoe
“Al of the Gispudwada” by Arthur Sterritt “Al of the Gispudwada” by Arthur Sterritt “Al of the Gispudwada” by Arthur Sterritt “Al of the Gispudwada” by Arthur Sterritt “Al of the Gispudwada” by Arthur Sterritt

Visitor centre

Visitor centre Visitor centre Visitor centre foyer Visitor centre ceiling

Vancouver harbour

M. J. Green Vancouver waterfront Oriente Challenger Oriente Challeger
Atlantic Rainbow FPMC B Harmony IVS Merlion
Ema Querida, Christine B and Tasman Sea Tymac Pilot Tymac No. 20 towing I.L.S. 7

Monday, 9th June

Ships

Glorious Plumeria Jozen assisted by Smit Tiger Sun (stern) and Smit Orleans (bow) FPMC B Harmony Oriente Challenger
Charles H. Cates III Seaspan Hawk and Charles H. Cates III Constitution Constitution

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Or just look for yourself on Google Streetview (bald eagle not included).

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Sign

Cliff walk

Walkway Walkway Walkway Viewing platform
Trees Capilano Canyon Capilano Canyon Capilano Canyon

Suspension bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge Capilano Suspension Bridge Capilano Suspension Bridge Capilano Suspension Bridge Capilano Suspension Bridge
Looking north from the bridge Looking north from the bridge Capilano Suspension Bridge Capilano Suspension Bridge Capilano suspension bridge
Looking north from the bridge Looking north from the bridge Looking south from the bridge Capilano River Looking into the canyon Walkways on the west side of the canyon
Capilano River Capilano River

Seaplanes

Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-FITF Salt Spring Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1, C-FZZJ Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GHAS De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-FIUZ
Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GHAG Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GUTW De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GUTW Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GHAS
Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-FHAD Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-FHAD De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GUTW De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GHAG
De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GUTW De Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter, C-GHAG Viking Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2T Viking Turbo Beaver, C-GODH De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1, C-FZZJ
Viking Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2T Viking Turbo Beaver, C-GODH Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1, C-FJOS

Cruise ships

Disney Wonder Painting Disney Wonder
Disney Wonder Disney Wonder Disney Wonder Disney Wonder
Norwegian Sun Norwegian Sun Norwegian Sun

Downtown Vancouver

North Vancouver shore Pelagic cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) Pelagic cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)
Steam Clock West Coast Express General Motors F59PHI no 905 John “Gassy Jack” Deighton Chinatown gate

Tuesday, 10th June

Vancouver waterfront

Harris's hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris's hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus) Harris's hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Sea plane terminal De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otters Harbour Air De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter C-FHAJ Seair Cessna 208 Caravan C-FLAC
Vancouver Convention Centre Waterfront apartments Waterfront apartments Coal Harbour marina

Ships

Pacific Princess and Petrobulker Pacific Princess Tymac Yarder towing barge T.L.S. no 14 Kla-Wichen
Comox Crown Charles H. Cates I Burrard Beaver Burrard Otter
Elvira Bulker assisted by Seaspan Falcon Glorious Plumeria Elvira Bulker passing FPMC B Harmony Krania and Christine B
Rosco Cypress Seaspan Cavalier towing PB34 Constitution FPMC B Harmony
Tasman Sea Sea Reliance Olympus Oriente Challenger
Ocean Hawk HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338)
Tasman Sea Tasman Sea Glory Navigator Glory Navigator
Glory Navigator Ships in Vancouver harbour Ships in English Bay

Vancouver Aquarium

A rather badly timed visit: three days later, they opened a huge extension.

Jellyfish

Sea gooseberry (Pleurobrachia bachei) Purple-striped jelly (Chrysoara colorata) Purple-striped jelly (Chrysoara colorata) Black sea nettle (Chrysoara achlyos) Moon jelly (genus Aurelia) Edible jellyfish (Rhopilema esculentum)
Moon jelly (genus Aurelia) Pacific sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) Pacific sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) Pacific sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) Spotted jellyfish (Mastigias pupua)

Mammals

Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)
Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

Amphibians

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) Mitchell's reed frog (Hyperolius mitchelli) Mitchell's reed frog (Hyperolius mitchelli)
Phantasmal poison frog (Epipedobates tricolor) Phantasmal poison frog (Epipedobates tricolor) False tomato frog (Dyscopus guinetti) Amazonian horned frog (Ceratophrys cornuta)
Red-eyed treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) Red-eyed treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) Three-striped poison frog (Ameerega trivittata) Mimic poison frog (Ranitomeya imitator)
Roughskin newt (Taricha granulosa) Roughskin newt (Taricha granulosa)

Others

Yacaré caiman (Caiman yacare) Yacaré caiman (Caiman yacare) Hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) African aka jackass penguins (Spheniscus demersus)
Spotted gardel eel (Heteroconger hassi) Splendid garden eel (Gorgasia preclara) Yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus)

Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver, BC

Lions Gate Bridge Lions Gate Bridge Lions Gate Bridge Lions Gate Bridge

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Lord Stanley Trees Trees Tree stump Road sign

Wednesday, 11th June

Seven Seas Navigator Volendam Volendam
Seaspan Hawk and Charles H. Cates VIII Seaspan Falcon and PB 34 CS Satira

Thursday, 12th June

Cindy Mozel Christine B Smit Orleans Cindy Mozel and ITB Reliant
Salt Spring Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, C-FJFL Salt Spring Air De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, C-FJFL

Friday, 13th June

Ships

NYK Nebula Charles H. Cates VI Seaspan Hawk Thorco Triumph
Tymac Yarder and barge Zaandam Seaspan Falcon
Royal Innovation and Saga Andorinha Atlantic Merida, Moonlight Serenade and New Dynamic Radiance of the Seas RAdiance of the Seas
Black Hawk II towing barges Thorco Triumph Blue Ocean and Petrobulker

Downtown Vancouver

Harbour Centre 'Spirits in a Landscape' by Abraham Anghik 'Spirits in a Landscape' by Abraham Anghik 'Spirits in a Landscape' by Abraham Anghik 'Spirits in a Landscape' by Abraham Anghik 'Spirits in a Landscape' by Abraham Anghik
Olympic Cauldron Olympic Cauldron 'Digital Orca' by Douglas Coupland 'Digital Orca' by Douglas Coupland Helijet Sikorsky S-76A

English Bay

Inukshuk Apartment block Inukshuk
English Bay Beach

Saturday, 14th June

Ships

Coral Princess Coral Princess Zuiderdam Zuiderdam
Key Knight Rosco Cypress Common Venture Chembulk Hongkong
Atlantic Merida Renard (PCT 58), Moose (PCT 62), Cougar (PCT 61) and Orca (PCT 55) Miller Richmond Seaspan yard

Vancouver waterfront

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) Hut on stilts House boat
“This looks stupid on canvas” by iheartthestreetart Coyote warning sign Westcoast Air De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter, C-GQKN

Lost Lagoon

“Lost” in the sense that it was a tidal lagoon until the harbour was built and the lagoon's entrance blocked off. Now, it's a permanent lake.

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) Canada geese (Branta canadensis) Canada geese (Branta canadensis) and mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Male American bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus) Water drops on a leaf Wet flower Mute swan (Cygnus olor)
Male North-American wood duck (Aix sponsa) Male North-American wood duck (Aix sponsa) Female North-American wood duck (Aix sponsa) Female North-American wood duck (Aix sponsa)
Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) North-American wood ducklings (Aix sponsa)
Lost Lagoon Lost Lagoon

Vancouver fibs

OK, maybe this first one's a bit tenuous but the lack of inverted commas around “Rosie the Riveter” in the photo caption makes it look like Rosie was a specific person, who worked in the Vancouver shipyards. She wasn't either of those things.

Waterfront information sign

“The biggest non-nuclear man-made explosion in history.” Not even the largest in Canada, given the accidental explosion of the ammunition ship Mont-Blanc which flattened half of Halifax in 1917.

Waterfront information sign

“Once the tallest building in the British Empire.” The Marine Bilding was never even the tallest building in Canada, since the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto was a few feet taller and finished a year earlier. And Salisbury Cathedral is more than 650 years older and 80ft taller, though it's common to exclude church spires from lists of tallest buildings.

Waterfront information sign

Sunday, 15th June

Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, Vancouver, BC

Bonsai Ting Double corridor Ting and main courtyard Main courtyard
Jade Water Pavilion Tai Hu rock Main courtyard Main courtyard Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Water lilies Reflected tree Koi carp (Cyprinus carpio haematopterus)
Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) Bamboo

False Creek, Vancouver, BC

Science World Sculpture by Cambie Bridge Canadian Pacific no. 374

Sunday, 29th June

Trains at Derby

Balfour Beatty class 20s nos 20142 and 20189 Balfour Beatty class 20 no 20189 Balfour Beatty class 20s nos 20189 and 20142
Direct Rail Services class 37s nos 37667 and 37423 CrossCountry Trains class 170s nos 170108 and 170520 Network Rail class 950 no 950001


Copyright © David Richerby, 2015.