Today was amazing! We woke up and leisurely started our day. We decided to check out Stanley Park. We started walking and walked a lot (a total of 24,000 steps for the day). Stanley Park is really cool. It is bigger than Central Park. The Vancouver Aquarium is located there, but we decided not to go. We wanted to be outside in the sunshine.
At one point, Sarah saw a mother duck and some babies swimming along. She pointed them out to me, so I took a photo. As I was taking the picture, a bald eagle swooped out of the sky to attack the babies. The mother duck started squawking, and the babies all dove under the water. The eagle missed out on a duckling snack. We were all very relieved. Sarah said I know they have to eat, but don’t eat the babies.
As we walked, we went under the Lion’s Gate bridge. It looks similar to the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, but it is not as long. It is also blue instead of red.
After lunch, we started walking to Sunset Beach to see the Tour de Butt. This is a naked bike ride that happens once a year. Along the way, we saw a lot of beautiful scenery and some amazing things. There was a man stacking rocks. He obviously had a lot of talent and a lot of patience. The rock formations he created did not look physically possible.
We arrived at Sunset Beach in time for the Tour de Butt. It was very interesting to see people standing around naked waiting to get on their bikes. I did not take any full frontal photos. My goal was to get photos of people riding away. I did not want to see their bodies. I just wanted photos from behind so you could tell the people were not wearing clothes.
On the way back to the hotel, we found a neighborhood strawberry festival. We hung out there for a few minutes listening to music and checking it out, then we headed back to the hotel to relax after our 24,000 step trek.