I have a wall of picture windows in my room and I swear that sun was up shortly after 4:00 am! I can't actually see the sun come up because of that skyscraper in the way, but there was lots of light. I'm always saying I love to wake with the sun...!
After a nice slow morning, I met the first Vancouver trolley at 9:15 am. I was determined to take the full tour (about 2 hours) before "hopping" off at any particular spot, but it was tempting. The driver/guide was a senior who did a great job of giving us lots of information about the city; we changed drivers at the Canada Place stop and he wasn't nearly as good. I got off at the Aquarium in Stanley Park. It's small but has a great outdoor area for sea otters and beluga whales. I had lunch (fruit salad!) and heard/saw the beluga whale show. But the very best views were down below where you can see the whales swimming!
After spending several hours at the aquarium, I got back on the trolley and took it just a short distance to Prospect Point Lookout. It's the highest point in Stanley Park and has a great view of Lion's Gate Bridge. I had lunch pt 2 (!)--a hotdog--and then caught the double decker bus and took it all the way back to Robson Street and my hotel. I'd taken the tour two full loops; by Saturday I'll be an expert! I picked up bottled water and a raspberry gelato (!) and headed back to the room. It was only 5:30 pm but I was tired! Anyway, they say Robson St. has an unofficial curfew of 9:00 pm. That is, if you're over 30, you have to leave by 9:00 pm! I'm waaay over 30, I guess!!
I'm going to Granville Island Market tomorrow. I'm looking forward to getting some fresh fruits and vegetables!