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And the rain came down in Vancouver!

The weather finally caught up with us and the rainy city showed her true colours today! We woke up to grey skies and lots and lots of rain.
After a leisurely breakfast we jumped on the bus for a last drive around tour with Rob our awesome bus driver.


Lion's Gate Bridge
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English Bay

We headed out to Stanley Park and then to the Capilano Suspension Bridge...such a shame it was so wet! It is a spectacular suspension bridge the crosses the Capilano River. It also has a range of platforms and other smaller bridges that travel through the treetops.

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We the shook off the raindrops and headed to Granville Island Markets...AMAZING...the most delectable looking produce of all sorts I have ever seen...drool over these pics!

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A quick visit to Chinatown and a drive through Gastown completed the organised activities of the day...

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We then had the rest of the day to explore by ourselves. The rain cleared for a while and we wandered around the exclusive shops in Robson Street...then the rain came down again even more steady than before. We darted in and out of buildings and made our soggy way back to the hotel.

We set ourselves up to watch the Vancouver Canucks play another game of the Playoff series and cheered loudly until we had to go to our Farewell Dinner to end the land part of our tour.

Tomorrow is a VERY early morning...up at 5.30 to travel to the US border into Seattle ready to board our ship...the MS Oosterdam and head north to Alaska. Whoo hoo!!

Posted by thewoodsies 18:16

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Caryn and Rob - your photos are amazing! I want to eat that fruit, and those cakes. I am sooo jealous, you are having a wonderful time...enjoy every minute!!

by tshowell

wow, Caryn and Rob, a whirlwind trip of Vancouver today! It certainly knows how to rain in Vancouver!!! Just loooooved Robson St, luckily that was where our apartment was too!!
Am soooo excited for you ready to board your ship tomorrow. Sooooo wish it was me!! (Don't forget some bottles of booze for enjoyment on the ship!)
Can't wait for your next update! You are doing so well keeping us all upto date , much better than me!! Love to you both, the fiveofus xxxx

by fiveofus

Hi Mrs Woods, it's Monday here and we are SOOOOOOO excited about NAPLAN tomorrow - NOT!!!!!We are all so clever we are going to do fine !
No snow or rain here - just more warm Autumn days. We have started cross country training this week and we are all pooped . Zabel says he can't wait to see you :)
James and all of us hope you enjoy a safe trip and calm seas on your cruise. Jade and kelsi say they are excited about doing 4 tests this week !
Looking forward to more updates from Alaska. From B9 xxx

by fiveofus

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