I really don’t have the energy to write about the walk all at once, so I’ll just write about different parts over the next day or two.
Start: Plaza of Nations. Day 1. 35k.
We took the seawall past Yaletown (I’m sure the residents weren’t all that keen on the noise we made at 7:30am) and made a beeline down Hornby through downtown to Canada Place. From there, it was around the Seawall (haven’t done that in a while) to a soggy lunch at Sunset Beach.
Because of the rain, the rest of the day is a bit of a blur, but I do remember a few key intersections. We ended up walking from there across the Burrard Street Bridge, and up through Kits. At some point we went past the hospital, winding and weaving through East Van (to make up kilometers) until we got to Trout Lake Park. Then we headed further East to Killarney Park at 49th & Kerr where we camped for the night.
On the morning of Day Two we started from camp at Killarney and made a beeline back across the city, through Shaughnessy, almost to the UBC gates. Down into Kits again to Point Grey Road. The 25k walk took us down the road, along the water, past Kits Pool, and along the South Seawall to Granville Island. The last leg of the walk took us through False Creek and over the Cambie St. Bridge to BC Place.
Doesn’t sound like a lot when I put it down in a couple paragraphs – but man it felt like it.