We decided to go over to Granville Island and check it out. We walked down to a dock at the end of our street to catch a ferry over to the island. The ferry was run by AquaBus ferries. The logo was a rainbow. Sarah loved that.
There were a lot of shops on the island. We went in one called the Hangout Place. They sold really cool hammocks. I would have liked to buy one, but getting it back home would have been difficult.
We went into another store that was just really eclectic. They had clothes, toys, books, art and design your own t-shirts. We enjoyed looking around. They had a sheet of butcher paper for people to write and draw on. Sarah drew a mermaid.
Down the street from the art store was a concrete plant. I am not sure what they are called, but the things that look like silos were painted to look like cartoon characters. It was really cool. Even though it was something industrial, it was made to look artistic.
There were a lot of street performers on the island. When we first arrived, there was a man playing the pan flute. That is not something you see every day. Later in the same spot, there was a young lady playing guitar and singing. She said she was still in high school. She had a great voice. I have Sarah a couple of bucks to give the young lady.
We decided to have some gelato to cool off. There was a young man performing in the area. While we were eating our gelato, Sarah drew a picture of the young man singing. She put it in his tip basket. I would loved to have seen his face when he saw it.
Also while we were eating, there was an English family at the next table. They had a little girl who enjoyed the sea gulls. The little girl was probably about 2. She would walk slowly up to the gull, because she said she wanted to stroke the bird. Her father said, “you can stroke the bird if you can catch it.” Inevitably, the bird would fly away before she could get there. That did not deter her. She kept trying again.
After dinner, we went back to the hotel, drank a little wine, and relaxed. I went out on the balcony and hung out for awhile. It was nice out there. There was a house across the street that we thought might be abandoned. Once it was dark and they turned the lights on in the house, I could see it was not. There were some young people hanging out drinking and smoking something. It may have been a cigarette, but they were all sharing the same one. :-)