I suppose I should be meditating, though writing is like a meditation of sorts for me. Maybe if I hold some prayer beads in my hands... As always the kids are making friends and running around with eachother. I really wish this thing could capture what I see.
Hastings and Main, so many tense and sad people. So many people walking by as if nothing was out of order. I understand that we have to accept what we cannot change (that does not mean that we should not try to end homelessness, but to accept that at that very moment you will not be able to
house and take care of every person on the street) but it is so hard to watch that hardening take place.
The kids have been an amazing help with the transit system. They are such good sports and navigators. I really hope that this will help them gain confidence and a love of travel.
Said goodbye to Mike and Vancouver city. Though there were some very cool aspects of Commercial Street and Stanley Park that I would like to explore further, it was just a bit too fast paced for me.
I took the Ferry to Nanaimo, and not even a hint of nausea. I was wearing Sea bands and took Gravol but the water was calm and the ferry was so large, I'm not sure how much I needed either treatment. I saw orcas from afar, and a panoramic view of the mountains, just breath taking.
My cousin's home is welcoming, I enjoyed making dinner with her while our kids played at the park together. We sat at a table and ate dinner. I have missed this. Tomorrow we shall explore Nanaimo and look for haunted sites, which is one of my favourite ways to learn local history with the kids.