The dusty Safari attracts plenty of honking from behind too.
Shipyards Plaza, In 1894, Andrew Wallace started building small wooden fish boats on this spot on the north shore of Vancouver's Burrard Inlet. The Wallace Shipyards grew to build armaments during the Great War, the first steel hulled deep water ships made in Canada, and in 1928 built the St. Roche, an R.C.M.P vessel which was the first to successfully navigate the Northwest Passage, before closing its shop doors for good. The land was taken over by the city then developed for retail and community activities, with strong ties to the history. An adjacent vacant area has been used by the movie industry. Efforts are underway to secure funding to have the National Museum Of The Pacific moved to the site.
A long pier extends into the inlet, affording a great view of the Vancouver skyline.
My roadie went looking for a Greek yogurt vendor, trusting me to move all my drums and gear over from 2 blocks away by myself, rolling out my carpet and getting all set up.
Band mates Ross Edwards and Josh Fairbrother arrived and we did our sound check.
It was an early start to the day and a late night, arriving back at the hot spring shortly before the sun came up Saturday morning.