After living for a year in Ucluelet, on Vancouver Island's rugged outer shore, we decided to fulfill another dream and move to the downtown area of Vancouver. These are the adventures, in words and images, of a couple of retirees now based in Lower Lonsdale.

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Etsy Walkabout

After a few days of rain, this morning dawned clear, bright and beautiful, with a crispness in the air that signals fall. All well and good, as we were off on the SeaBus to Vancouver to check out the Etsy fair at Robson Square.

Etsy is "a marketplace for crafters, artists, and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods, and crafting supplies". Although fairly small, there were some very interesting and beautiful goods being displayed, and a good crowd was in attendance.

We roamed about the square, checking out the tables, and the interesting folk both manning them and those browsing and buying.

Later, we adjourned to the Caffè Artigiano for a sandwich and one of their delicious lattes, and then did some shopping. While I was waiting for Marcelle in the mall, I spotted these interesting mannequins and just had to grab a shot.

Shopping completed, we elected for a circuitous route, and wandered over to the Public Library, and then down to Gastown on our way back to the SeaBus terminal.



We're still thrilled that getting downtown from Lower Lonsdale is such an easy journey. It's great to be able to use public transit and not have to worry about the car and parking and traffic etc. Once TransLink finally get their act together with the Compass pass system, it will be perfect!



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