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Go Fish

All photos taken January 28, 2022.

On this day, we had some errands to run, using our car. Now, driving in Vancouver’s busy downtown traffic can be a challenge for many visitors and I must admit to not being the exception. I do not like driving in Vancouver, but with two GPS units and two people directing in non rush hour traffic, I was able to find my way around, sort of.

After dropping B off for his appointment, we set off to get Prissy, our trusty Prius washed. It was hella dirty after driving some 1,300 km through snow and slush. Finding the nearby Esso with car wash, we gassed up and then joined a lengthy line for the car wash. There’s an hour of our lives we will never get back again.

Given how long this process took, we dropped two of the four errands we had planned to do this day and headed down to see if we could grab a great fish and chips lunch at Go Fish takeout near Granville Island.

They open at 11:00 AM every day, except Monday and there is even a small parking lot for those who get there soon enough. On this day, we got there soon enough, well too soon as we soon found out. Those already in line at 10:50 AM, advised that staff had told them they would be a bit late today, opening at 11:15. Hmmm, 11:15 opening, 15 minutes to prepare our order, 15 minutes to eat it and then 15 minutes to get back to pick B up. Should we or shouldn’t we? We should and we did!

While we waited for opening time, I wandered along the pier taking photos of the boats and reflections under a brilliant blue sky.

Skyline reflections

Whatever floats your boat

At long last, the take out window opened and we were able to order by 11:20. They assured us that we would soon have our fish and chips. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. I again wandered the waterfront to capture more of the atmosphere….


female Bufflehead

Half mast – it was a good day to be doing sailboat maintenance and the flags on the pier mast were barely fluttering.

This is the life, whether you live in these boats or in the waterfront condos.

The Public Pier – take a long walk off a short pier.

At long last, our order was ready. Due to Covid dining restrictions, the outdoor dining tables and chairs were not set up, but, we were able to find a place to stand and dine. Hot, fresh and flavourful. Man, it was delicious. This was quality seafood you would never find on the Prairies.

Artwork by our dining spot

The gull that had hovered nearby, hoping we would share our meal with him. Not a chance.

One last look about before leaving to pick up B, provided these ripple reflections.


Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “Go Fish

    1. Thanks Lynette. It was a brilliant day that Friday. The next two days were cloudy with rain on the Sunday, so glad we got there in the sunshine. That gull was persistent, but he stayed hungry. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Thanks. I have a habit of taking photos of water ripples and these ones turned out particularly well. You never know what you have captured until you can view the photo on a big screen. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. The shots were in abundance that day. No mushy peas in Canada Marion, especially with fish and chips. Mushy peas and mash and gravy on Aussie meat pies in Vancouver though. Thanks for reading. Allan

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