We had some company. OK, he was really looking for a handout but we'd read the strict warning signs everywhere.
Since a walk is a good thing after lunch, we decided to walk over to the shorewalk and piers. Once this area was all net lofts, shipyards, and canneries. Now, some of the old buildings have been restored (or are in the process) and volunteers give tours of a few. Cannery fixtures and machinery have been given new function r just used as art.
Others were looking for some sunshine and scenery, too.
This is a new addition to the display. These houses have been restored from their days in service when the shipbuilding, fishery and salmon canneries were a booming business. These were all stilt house built over the Fraser river - which is tidal. At the end is a bunkhouse for cannery workers. This wasn't really that far back in history but all evidence could have been lost.
I'm happy it wasn't. This is a very comfortable place to walk through on your way to the main street and the markets. There are a lot of new residences being built behind this area - it really tempts us to move here. Did I mention there's a a couple of great yarn stores in this village?