Wednesday, July 31
This is a brief, follow up post for Wednesday. We spent the evening at the Honda Celebration of Light on the Vancouver waterfront. Not knowing how large the crowds would be, we left earlier than we had to but such is life.
We sat next to a woman who was a retired nurse from Vancouver who assured us the view from this location would be great. We spent the waiting time swapping tales and learning info about Vancouver and her travels. It made the wait go faster for her and for us.
We could hear music from a band playing farther down the beach in a more crowded area. We watched a prop plane perform aerial acrobatics. We watched the crowd grow and the boats of all sizes gather in the bay. There were kayaks, canoes and stand up paddlers among the boats which ranged from small fishing boats to yachts.
The Celebration of Light is put on three different nights, each one by a different country. The UK was last Saturday, Canada tonight, and Thailand next Saturday. Judges evaluate the fireworks and the coordination of music that is played also.
The Canadian show was quite good, the music coordination made it more interesting. The performance lasted 25 minutes which is long for fireworks but the fireworks themselves were not overwhelmingly spectacular. Still we are glad we chose to make sure we were in Vancouver for this.
Ed and Chris August 1, 4 pm