We had a sighting of our prior cruise ship, the Infinity. She was ready to depart for the next (and last) trip to Alaska for the season, after which she would sail to Hawaii. The aft half of the ship is visible here behind the structure built on the pier. Helen was nostalgic.
A picturesque view from the park.
We visited the aquarium. It was well furnished with interesting sea animals.
There was a tropical room with lots of butterflies. Helen failed to make a butterfly land on her finger.
Toads, our favorite Caltech pond animal.
The two sea otters were holding hands as they were napping. This was a very cute sight for Helen.
These two sea lions were fighting nonstop because they kept running into each other and were too clumsy to move away.
The Beluga whale was the aquarium's prized possession. It just gave birth to a baby not long ago.
Here, you can see the grey baby more clearly.
Right outside of the aquarium, there was a free-ranging peacock with its chicks.
A view of Vancouver downtown.
There are lots of Totem poles on display in Stanley Park, as a tribute to the Native Americans (Canadians?) of the Pacific Northwest.
At the northern tip of the park, there are a lot of fat raccoons begging for food.
Coming through the fence for more aggressive begging.
Trying to look pitiful.
A tasty snack is offered to the raccoon by a passerby.
This one was just happily asleep in the flower bed.
While touring downtown, we found a shop in a mall that sold T-shirts just like the one Nate has.