This link gives you a little bit of the history of what is called The British Properties and how the Lionsgate bridge came to be. What is most astonishing, at least to me, is seeing the beginning of the little video when the men are clearing the land using axes and the like. What back breaking work that must have been!
So, I have shown you many views of the mountains from Stanley Park when they are shrouded in fog and now I know what it looks like up close. The new Earls is opening in the stacked building on the right.
Grouse Mountain, the favorite place for locals to ski. (During the 2010 Olympics, the Today Show did their broadcasts from there) Bruce came across it and suggested we go there after our visit to the job site as we were to be on the North Shore anyway. Perfect! I'm always up for an adventure. We never actually got there because we pulled off of Capilano Road into the parking lot of Capilano River Regional Park and never left. Oh my goodness was it beautiful!
Bruce was still in the car reporting to Zarita when I walked up a short set of steps to discover magic. Not knowing what to expect, I was seriously blown away by the view and this was just the start!
Making our way to the dam, well it was a spectacular scene as well.
The moss growing everywhere was simply astonishing to me, however, this is an urban rainforest, so I guess that it is to be expected.
Once home we took it very easy, watching the Olympics and staying warm inside as the temperature was dropping once again. Here's two pieces of good news--the days are getting significantly longer, and it SNOWED again overnight!
Someone getting creative in the park.
A more colorful experience than I can remember seeing for a very long time that deserves a post of its own, coming soon from my little space on the world wide web.