Brackendale calls itself the Bald Eagles capital of the world, but the eagles mustn't have got the message. A storm came through at the end of December and washed all the dead salmon away, so there's no food for the eagles. We saw a few, mainly sitting in trees, which are not the sort of photos we want. A local told us he had seen quite a few a the local tip, a picture against the snow would have been good, but no, they were in the trees also. On the positive side, we did have some lovely days driving around.
Stupidly, I didn't take my wide angle lens so my photos are from my phone and iPad.
|Eagle viewing area Paradise Valley Road|
|Paradise Valley Road, Squamish|
|Shannon Falls, Squamish|
|Lindsay and Lane at the luge where they were practicing, they were going so fast, blink and you would miss it.|
|The Olympic Rings from 2010|
|Farewelling the house. Lane, Debbie and Calvin. Lane wasn't happy about leaving!|
VancouverLane and Debbie were kind enough to let us stay in their condo in West Vancouver and look after their tabby Cal while they went down to a few sunny warm days in Palm Desert. Not that I was jealous or anything! We spent a few days doing some sightseeing, went out to dinner and just enjoying a change of being in a different place.
On one of the days we took a trip to Lynn Canyon Park which is only a 15 minute drive from West Vancouver. There are a number of trails there. As usual it was raining, but we went for a walk anyway. The trail takes you across the suspension bridge, then down to the bridge that overlooks Twin Falls, it then loops back to the car park. It's a nice easy walk in a rainforest.