Thursday with Dad

Nana had an appointment with the patio at Van Dusen Gardens today so Daddy took the day off to take Charlotte out on the town. First stop, Hillcrest Pool one of Charlotte’s East Van favourites. Next up, lunch at the always good Suika Bistro on Broadway an Fir. After an epic lunch of corn Karage and avocado ngiri we stopped in a Zulu Records to buy some used vinyl. Charlotte made quite a hall with selections from Mel Blanc and Nina Hagen. Had a good chat with the clerk who said that the original producer of the Rolling Stones, Andrew Long Oldham comes in often to buy records and apparently lives in Vancouver. After that we had to stop at Charlottes favourite toy shop Dilly Dally on Commercial Drive. Last stop was the Gourmet Warehouse on Hasting off Clark for some pepper corns, Dijon and some kitchen bits and pieces. We ended back at home and went for an evening paddle at the beach. Quite a day!

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Seafood in Puglia

Will let the photos do the talking here. Incredible part of Italy that we’ll never forget.

Calamari Frito
Calamari Shrimp Frito
Galipoli fish market
Galipoli fish market (one of several in the town square off the docks)
Raw bar run by the fishermen
Raw bar run by the fishermen
The freshest raw oysters, clams, snails, shrimp, shucked and peeled while you sip cold bubbly.
The freshest raw oysters, clams, snails, shrimp, shucked and peeled while you sip cold bubbly.
One of hundreds of local fishing boats
One of hundreds of local fishing boats
Mom and Charlotte checking the fresh fish
Mom and Charlotte checking the fresh fish
Beaches in Puglia
Beaches in Puglia
Galipoli Streets
Galipoli Streets

Spring time in West Vancouver

The amount of light in West Van keeps impressing us. All our lives we’ve looked North towards the mountains. West Van’s south west exposure feels like a different place entirely. Hard to notice until you live here.