“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.” Anais Nin
The rain clouds went missing on March 2, 2012. There wasn’t a moment to lose. I grabbed the camera and headed out to the famous Vancouver Sea Wall and sunshine. We take photos to taste life twice… Come with me on my spring walk. We’re heading to Granville Island, where the hot, robust coffee and fresh breads await us.
They say you must get lost in Venice to fully appreciate the mysterious charm and decadence of a city that defies nature. We did not lose our way – ever! Thomas, our resident Giovanni Caboto (AKA John Cabot) did not lead us astray. With his guidebook and maps, we clamored up and down the steps that led to the fish markets, churches, Campos and signature Murano glass shops. Our hotel was positioned in the center of a neighborhood where people met in a park that led to the sea. The bells rang in the morning to announce the beginning of a new day that promised sunshine, blue sky and smells of sea mingling with the aroma of fresh bread. We left Vancouver with rain coats and spent 21 days without a rain cloud on the horizon. And yes, at the end of our street stood the house that belonged to Giovanni Caboto.
Peggy’s Cove has the best gingerbread cake. It’s steamed and full of calories. And I didn’t care. In fact, I added ice cream. No regrets. When I received a thank you card from Halifax, I was back in Peggy’s Cove. By the by, there are several blogs that mention Peggy’s Cove and gingerbread. So others have experienced the joy of ginger along with the fresh sea air of Peggy’s Cove.
I carry my Canon PowerShot SD940 IS with me whenever I head toward the seawall. It’s automatic – point and click. There is always a picture waiting to be taken. I reached the perfect vantage point for a sunset photo. Just as I pressed the button, a biker flashed in front. It just happened. The perfect shot found me.
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