Granville Island goslings

I spent several days in Vancouver this week, at the Granville Island Hotel.

Astonishingly, we had three consecutive days of bright sunshine. Here’s a view of the harbour from the bridge that crosses to the island.

harbour view from Granville Island bridge

Granville Island is a bit too touristy for my tastes. But the market is a nice bonus (fresh fruit and bread) if you’re going to stay right on the island.

The Canada geese added some colour to my visit. There were two pairs of mates; one of them was caring for eight goslings.

Canada Geese goslings

The geese are accustomed to having people around. Although the parental geese were usually watchful —


— I was astonished to see how close they came to me when I was sitting quietly on a bench!

ducks in a row


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zayna
    May 03, 2009 @ 12:05:35

    Awwww, now I really want some grandducks! 😛


  2. billarends
    May 12, 2009 @ 15:01:33

    Good Photo’s Just one question , and I suspect I know the answer, while you were sitting on this bench were you reading perhaps? You tend to be rather focused when you read and I suspect the Geese were not even aware you were there. Compliment intended. 🙂


  3. Stephen
    May 12, 2009 @ 19:42:44

    It’s a good guess — I certainly enjoy reading on a park bench!

    In this case, it was early in the morning and there was no one around. I sat on the park bench specifically to wait for the geese to forget about me and get on with their business — which they did!


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