“There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still; So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.”
- Robert Service

Friday, 29 March 2013

U-nanimously Awesome!

I love my vacation time at home. It's given me plenty of to to catch up on good things (like house work, and blogging, and packing, and City adventuring!). And I've been given the good fortune of 4 perfect sunny days in my otherwise very rainy neighbourhood. On Monday I went on this 3 hour walk from my home to the furthest point at Stanley Park (making sure to take less trodden inner trails) and back.

I found a rather intruguing man-made rock wall near a tree. It actually looked like it was a fort, or an empty rock-pool.
Yesterday, I decided that I would cycle the sea wall "south" to see where it ended.

I found "Rainbow Roses" at Granville Island
This seemed like the end of the road. The path went behind several very expensive Kitsilano homes and ended abruptly at this stony staircase at the beach. I stopped here to sit in the sun and ate the apple I picked up at Granville Island Market
On the way back home, I spotted this a group of people playing "Unicycle Hockey." They told me they were from the Vancouver Unicycle Club, and that they meet a few times a week under the Cambie Bridge.
They also offered to teach me!
 Can I just say, so much fun. Also, my birthday's coming up soon...

As an aside, I thought it was very lucky I bumped into these guys yesterday. I'd been thinking for a while that it would be fun to learn how to unicycle, and I had heard that they met up close to where I live but I never really investigated it. I did learn that the bike rental shops in town don't rent unicycles, so you really have to committ and buy one for realsies. There was a family there while I was - their children looked to be maybe 9 and 4 or 5, and both were learning to ride. I asked the 9 year old about it and he said "well, Biking's not really my thing. I like to play ice hockey a lot." I just thought it was totally rad that this whole family was learning to unicycle and it was just a family thing they do, but not that it was a passion for each of them.

The picture of me was taken around 630, I'd say. A while later, a mom commented to me "I'm really impressed. You're very determined - you've been at this an hour now, and most peoplegive up after 20 mins." I had no idea it'd been an hour! I left at dark.

1 comment:

  1. You are one amazing lady Sarah Ball! Keep living the dream :) xo!