A calm ferry crossing to Vancouver

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Ferry crossing

Up and out of Ocean Island Backpackers with the aim of getting the 11.40am bus to Vancouver.  We were there early and managed to jump on on at 10.50, getting the 12.00 ferry crossing.  Ferry crossing was quite calm - no extreme rocking on this one.  The bus dropped us in Vancouver at the depot and then we walked for about 30 mins to our accomodation.  On the way we walked through China Town and it looked interesting to say the least, dried fish and flattened lizards were just some of the things we saw in baskets!

We found our place to stay - the woman's refuge - the YWCA.  It is a hotel rather than a hostel but has very reasonable rates and kitchens and lounge for residents.  We have booked in for a week and could possibly stay longer.

First job was to find a grocery store and the front desk pointed us in the direction of it.  When we walked in we thought we had arrived in Wing Yip's.  There was a large and varied fresh fish counter that included live crabs, live prawns and the most exotic thing ever seen in a supermarket - turtles - lying there all green and dead looking - minus the shell.  Othere delightful things we saw on the meat counter included chicken feet and pigs small and large intestines.  We gave these a wide berth and bought a piece of salmon instead.  We also got rice as a welcome alternative to pasta.

AshleyGerrald says:
I do agree with your comment that ferry sailing is fun and enjoyable. Recently I travelled to France by norfolkline was really fantastic moments of sailing. The ferries are developed to the entire satisfaction of the passengers. Its wonderful experience.
Posted on: Apr 21, 2009
AshleyGerrald says:
Good to read the blog. Infact ferry crossing is always delightful. I travelled many times ferries and experienced the amazing services. I like ferries/traghetti much more than flight, indeed.
Posted on: Apr 21, 2009
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Ferry crossing
Ferry crossing
The view from our hotel
The view from our hotel
Live crabs
Live crabs
Live prawns
Live prawns
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