Sunday, 24 May 2015

A walk in Vancouver


23.5.2015, 3 p.m. West Vancouver, Canada
Went for a walk in the morning with a relative with whom I am staying. I had been going for a morning walk everyday with him on the Seawalk, which is a path along the shore built around 1967 for walkers and joggers, but today we turned left towards Ambleside Park, from where one can have a nice view of Stanley Park across the water, and Lions Gate Bridge which connects West Vancouver and Stanley Park ( the bridge was designed on the model of the San Francisco Golden suspension bridge ).

 Vancouver is the city where a lot of Canadian elders come to settle after retirement, because of its relatively temperate climate as contrasted to other parts of Canada which become extremely cold. The average hottest temperature ( in July and August ) here is 22 degrees Celsius, or 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average coldest temperature ( in December and January ) is 1 degree centigrade or 34 degrees Fahrenheit. This may be contrasted to Alberta which has minus 30-40 degrees centigrade temperature in winter. Today ( 23.5.2015 ) the temperature was 17 degrees centigrade. I did not need a pullover, but my relative told me to take it along in the car just in case, because the weather can change very fast here.

 I saw a lot of elderly people having a walk, and also many younger people running for exercise. Many North Americans are very health conscious.

 Healthcare is free for all citizens in Canada under the Canada Health Act, 1984, but one has to pay for medicines if one is earning above a certain amount annually. If one is poor, even medicines are given free ( see online Healthcare in Canada ).

 At a pier where we went to we saw some Chinese doing crab fishing. It is done with a kind of net  in which some bait is kept ( usually  some fish, or chicken's head etc ). The rules for crab fishing are very strict. A Dungeness crab  measuring less than 16.5 cm. in width, or a female crab, must be thrown back into the water, and in fact I saw a crab fisher throwing a small crab back into the water.
 I love crab meat. The white meat is in the arms covered with a shell, and one must break the shell with a hammer or something to get to the meat. It is delicious, and I find it tastier than lobster, which is also one of my favourite sea foods.

 On the way we saw young volunteers taking old people, who could not walk themselves, for a walk. Volunteering is common in Canada.

 Towards the end of the walk we saw near the shore a totem pole, belonging to a Squamish band ( tribe ), My relative took my photo standing in front of it, and I will post it later.

 The Squamish Nation are the native Americans ( formerly known as 'Red Indians' ) in British Columbia, Canada. Like all native Americans in America, they were at one time treated very badly by the white people who came from Europe, and driven into reservations, but now they are better off, and own a lot of properties, including a part of Park Royal, the huge shopping Centre in West Vancouver.
 After our walk we went to a Whole Foods shopping centre in Park Royal. I was not very hungry as I had had a heavy breakfast of sardines, ham and fried eggs, so I had a green salad with green peas and chilly sauce. The place is one of an American food supermarket chain specializing in organic food, owned by the company Wholesale Food Market Inc. One can buy all kinds of organic food items there, and also eat at the restaurant there.

 Now I am looking forward to having some delicious

roganjosh' ( a Kashmiri lamb dish ) which my relative's wife is preparing for dinner

8 comments:

  1. J.Jayalalitha has assumed charge as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.The Karnataka Govt. is waiting for their Law department to clear the judgement of the Karnataka High Court as fit for appeal to the Supreme Court Of India. What will be the shape of things to come ?

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    1. assalamualaikum wr,wb AKI… saya pak ilham Di Arab Saudi
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      assalamualaikum wr,wb AKI… saya pak ilham Di Arab Saudi
      mengucapkan banyak2 terima kasih kepada AKI ALHI
      atas nomor togelnya yang kemarin AKI berikan yaitu
      "4703" alhamdulillah ternyata itu benar2 tembus AKI
      dan berkat bantuan AKI ALHI saya bisa melunasi
      semua hutan2 orang tua saya yang ada di BANK BRI
      dan bukan hanya itu AKI alhamdulillah sekarang saya
      sudah bisa bermodal sedikit untuk mencukupi kebutuhan
      keluarga saya sehari2.itu semua berkat bantuan AKI ALHI sekali lagi makasih banyak yah AKI…
      yang ingin merubah nasib seperti saya hubungi AKI ALHI di nomor 0_8_2 3 0 2 5 6 3 3 2 7 dijamin
      100% tembus atau silahkan buktikan sendiri.terimah kasi Roomnya


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    2. Saya sekeluarga mengucapkan banyak trima kasih kepada AKI MUPENG karena atas bantuannyalah saya bisa menang togel dan nomor gaib hasil ritual yang di berikan AKI MUPENG bener-bener dijamin tembus dan saat sekarang ini kehidupan saya sekeluarga sudah jauh lebih baik dari sebelumnya itu semua berkat bantuan AKI kini hutang-hutang saya sudah pada lunas semua dan.sekarang saya sudah buka usaha sendiri. jika anda mau bukti bukan rekayasa silahkan hubungi/sms AKI MUPENG di 0852 9445 0976 insya allah angka beliau di jamin tembus dan beliau akan menbantu anda selama 3x putaran berturut-turut akan memenangkan angka togel dan ingat kesempatan tidak datang 2x,trima kasih

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  2. Yummy........... Riganjosh......!!!!!!!!!
    Roganjosh ( lamb meat) slowly and mildly cooked with all the raw spices and spices not in the powder form). Trust me this is one of my favourite dishes, I am going to cook it tomorrow outside somewhere. Because I can not stop myself now.

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  3. Maggi Noodles taken with green peas or beans is BANNED du to it's high lead content. Please avoid

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  4. Assalamualaikum wr.wb,saya BPK.KARTA seorang buruh tani di madium jawa timur ingin mengucapka banyak terimah kasih kepada KI WARSA atas bantuan AKI. kini impian saya selama ini sudah jadi kenyataan dan berkat bantuan KI WARSA pula yang telah memberikan angka gaib hasil ritual beliau kepada saya yaitu 4D dan alhamdulillah telah berhasil memenangkan 5x berturut turut tembus.sekali lagi makasih yaa AKI karna waktu itu saya cuma bermodalkan uang cuma 200 ribu dan akhirnya saya menang.Berkat angka gaib hasil ritual AKI WARSA saya sudah buka usaha matreal di jakarta dan istri saya juga buka butyk baju dimall mangga dua. Kini kehidupan keluarga saya jauh lebih baik dari sebelumnya,bagi anda yg ingin seperti saya silahkan HUB/SMS AKI WARSA di nomor hpnya di: 0852 4968 9269 atau KLIK DISINI dan ramalan AKI WARSA memang memiliki ramalan GAIB” yang dijamin 100% tembus.
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