Vancouver Maritime Museum
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Monday: I left my site at Roley lake and drove back into Vancouver, even after usual rush hour-hours the traffic was immense. I don't know if this was just the effect of having driven on relatively empty highways for the last few weeks, but Vancouver seamed crazy busy!
I headed for the maritime museum and reluctantly put $6 in the meter to give enough time for the museum (3 bucks an hour! Do they think I'm made of money?). The Maritime museum was small but packed with exhibits, notably the St.Roch in the foyer and other intriguing displays on priates and shipwrecks.
The St. Roch was a custom built schooner for ice work in the Arctic ocean. Its purpose was to allow an RCMP detachment to patrol the more inaccessible areas of Canada's northern frontier (Mounties at sea, I think they left their horses behind).
I ran out of time and headed out to put more coins into the hungry mouth of the parking meter, and then onto the local beach to have lunch.
The next few days were a bit of a confusion of finding libraries to do blog entries from, doing a superb night hike at Rolley lake, checking out a different R.V park closer to down town Van and eventually ending up at my friend S's appartment where I'll be staying for a few nights and using it as a base to explore Vancouver from properly, thanks S!