Vancouver: Trout Lake Haven
Returning to Vancouver after so many years is always a joy. I lived here years ago studying at UBC and also visited a time after that, so I am no stranger to this awesome rocking city.
I arrived midday, jet lagged after 24 hours of travelling and a completely skewiff body clock, and made my way to the skytrain. Perth needs to get one of these immediately. A train at the airport makes so much sense. I made it to my Airbnb in no time and after trudging deliriously and sleep deprived through some random streets with my too heavy wheelie bag, I finally found my new little temporary home, 'Trout Lake Haven'.
After dumping my bags, settling in and connecting to wifi, super crucial, I made my way across to the lake to explore. I was pleased to see my new exercise area, green and lush, a neat little pond and bike/jogging path. Wild yellow irises nestled in and around the lake edge with plenty of divine big green trees, I was happy to be back in nature.
On the edge of this lake is a community centre, with a sports centre, ice skating rink, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts, an art centre and a playground. I was so impressed! Plenty of fun things for kids and adults to do, I was disappointed the ice rink was out of season, grey cement rather than pearly white ice. Regardless of no ice I was very inspired! What a great community concept, wow Perth really needs to catch up!
I had a simple tea of frozen berries, after raiding the freezer. I had no energy to explore my new neighbourhood any further and decided I needed to rest more than eat dinner or go to the shops. I managed to stay awake until 830pm then with heavy eyelids, fell immediately to sleep.
Boom, 130am, awake. Awesome. Love jet lag. I hear the rain falling on the roof and nearby trees, welcome to rainy Vancouver.
I have already begun to map out my next few days filled with day trips and fun activities, I am looking forward to sharing them with you!
Over and out… 257am…crappy jet lag!