Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sunday Wonders - Q

Q is for Quest.  This weekend, we have a visitor.  She's been here before and so we went questing for something new.


We began with brunch at Fraiche high on the hill in West Vancouver.  This is a very fine restaurant where my son just happens to cook.  Here's a view from the dining room.  It overlooks the city of Vancouver, Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge and Burrard Inlet. Sorry about the hazy photo quality.


Then we went to the waterfront where there's always something interesting going on.  We spied some naval officers from a Korean training ship. It looks like they were all buying shades and they were so-o young.  I loved their shoes - white patent leather for officers.  The sailors wore black patent leather and the Honor Guard wore black suede desert boots!


There were two in port - the Yang Manchoon and the Hwa Cheon - and they were celebrating 60 years of friendship with the many countries who participated in the Korean War.  Vancouver was the first stop on a round the world tour.



This was really interesting and fun except for the several flights of stairs ladders which we had to climb up (not too bad) and climb down again.  Do we go front down or back down?  No easy decision because there was no changing once you committed.

Here's a view from the ship. This yacht is the Atessa.  This seems to be an almost permanent home for her.  I'm so impressed with the helicopter.  Can you see it?


More naval officers - these were the only women we saw.


After touring the ship, Penny searches for the perfect olive in the market. 
Tomorrow, we set off on our own quest: a road trip to spend a week in the Okanagan.  I'm not sure of the internet connections so posting may be sporadic to non-existent.  See everyone when I get back.

11 comments:

Ginny said...

The Atessa is very spiffy, streamlined, modern and new looking. I've never seen a ship like it! You captured your trip so well and got such a great variety of pictures! I've missed you the last few days, hope you have a great trip and bring back plenty of good photos to show us!

Mimi said...

Love the account of your Quest, a great one for Q.
The view from Fraiche is fantastic, even in haze. It must be lovely to eat there, especially as it's your son's cooking.
Yes, I saw the helicopter! Wow! Wouldn't mind a spin on that one (either the yacht or the heli!)

Have a good trip, Stephanie, see you when you get back.

J Diva said...

Theo works at Fraiche!!! That's the restaurant that I worked at my last summer in Vancouver!! Hilarious! I'm definitely going to have to go visit there now in August! You two up for a lunch date perhaps? Email me! xox

Rudee said...

Who owns that yacht with the cute little helicopter?

Have a great trip, Stephanie!

fabricfan said...

Have a good trip! Loved the link to the restaurant, and great photos of everything else.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Fabulous views! The Atessa looks like it belongs in a James Bond movie. I would love shopping in that market!

Hope you have a wonderful, enjoyable time away. =)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I looked up info about the yacht, very interesting.

Love the uniforms of the sailors as well.

Gill

Gill - That British Woman said...

I looked up info about the yacht, very interesting.

Love the uniforms of the sailors as well.

Gill

Gill - That British Woman said...

I looked up info about the yacht, very interesting.

Love the uniforms of the sailors as well.

Gill

Gill - That British Woman said...
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jeannette said...

So interesting! Looks like you had a good time!

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