In single-Dad mode on this brilliant Sunday morning, I decided to pack the urchins up after breakfast and take them down to Granville Island. It’s one of Vancouver’s nicest things and too often we abandon it to the tourists (In fact, on this occasion I helped a posse of Germans figure out the parking-ticket machine). Well, and I had a new camera burning a hole in my pocket.
First, let it be recorded that the trip was a smashing success. I got new slippers at Circle Craft (which is really very good), the boy got a new rocket at the toy store, and the girl got to toddle around, drop pebbles in the ocean, and chase birds; plus a cookie.
While she and her brother were dropping things into this narrow gap between the docks, I was pointing the camera into it. Puzzle: Why are the reflected words in the second shot not mirror-imaged?
Any Granville Island visit with children must include the Kids’ Market, and there’s a store there that sells kites (and lots of other stuff, including the rocket the boy got) which I’ve always found beautiful.
Oh, and the camera. What do you think?