Wet and cold. This past weekend the weather wasn’t really screaming summer, but to be fair, we are in Vancouver. On Saturday we had our bike ride through Stanley Park. When I checked the weather report in the morning I was excited because it said it was just going to be cloudy, but I should’ve known better. Pro-tip: Never trust the weather report in Vancouver and always be prepared for rain.
Once we started riding along the seawall it started raining lightly. Not ideal for a nice bike ride, but we were a tough group and nothing was going to stop us from going. En contraire, Beatrice actually told me she likes the rain. And I have to admit, the weather created a moody atmosphere, that suits Canada. The mountains covered in fog, the pine tree tops disappearing in the clouds. It was very peaceful and another good point was that the seawall wasn’t too crowded. We rode along the water and beaches on our right, and the flowers and trees on our left. After we returned our bikes we wanted to reward ourselves! Tatjana had the great idea to get ice cream and it was delicious.
In the evening I met an old friend. Martin from Denmark, once was a candidate at INTERNeX and decided to visit Vancouver again. Of course I had to see him, so we went out for a few drinks at a brewery in Olympic Village. It was really nice to catch up and to hear all about his life in Denmark. He’s now doing fashion photography and his pictures are awesome! Recently he worked with a big fashion company in Europe. I love that INTERNeX connected us years ago and that I got a chance to meet him again. 🙂
The next morning however, I felt the cold wetness in my bones from the day before and I needed to rest. Thankfully a day was enough to make me feel better, so I’m prepared for all the fun things we’ve planned for this week! Tomorrow we are going to watch ‘Top Gun’ at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Meeting is at 8pm, so we get a good spot, plus we have enough time to watch the sunset. 🙂 Wednesday we’ll meet for our beloved pub night, 7pm at Mango’s.
I hope to see you all tomorrow or Wednesday!