Monday, October 16, 2006

Cranberries, Lions, and downtown Vancouver

Just turning to intercept the Pitt 260 degree radial (navigation aid in Pitt Meadows that takes us east). I love how the downtown core is on its own little chunk of land. Just to the left of the shot where all the green is would be Stanley Park which is rated as the 6th best park in North America.

The Lions Gate Bridge. Great to look at from the air but if you are trying to get across it at rush hour then it will be your least favourite place at the time. It is travelled across by 60 to 70 THOUSAND vehicles a day ! Considering it was built in the 1930's goes to show engineers knew what they were doing and I am sure would be amazed at how many cars go over it.

North Vancouver... a few years ago they were having issues with land slides up here because of the amount of rain that was falling at the time. I couldn't figure out why until I realized they were building it on the side of a freekin mountain. I guess that's the price you pay for a great view...and close to a million bucks for the opportunity.

Cranberry field being harvested. Work smarter not harder would go well in this example. Why pick em when you can flood the field and then skim the little buggers off the top (after a harvester works them off the vine). Quite the colour, looks as if food colouring was poured in the water.
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