In perfect hot, sunny weather, I took these photos today of ships and boats in Vancouver harbor. Cruise ships &, luxury yachts, the pinnacle of luxury. And a single ferry and a working barge!
Yesterday I was invited to go sit on a motor boat in the harbor. I declined. My reasons: I find this the most boring thing in the world. You sit on an machine, and look at one another. A few tepid drinks, desultory conversation, and dull perspectives. If you venture out into the water, you see the same scenes from only a slightly different perspective. You have to make insane remarks about how wonderous it all is. You have to admire seaweed, floating logs, and a rare swimming creature of no special interest.
For me, give me a bike with peddles. Thus you can move free & wide. See all there is to see, from funny shoes to mountain tops. The body responds with pain amelioration, and a tingle. So different to the torpor of sitting on a boat on uncomfortable cushions. I do not envy the rich in those fancy places on water—moving by machine while their bodies languish in inaction. Still gorgeous sights.