May 14th 2014 10:24 pm
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Today we have a couple of day trips planned. For the bravest (or craziest?) among us a shuttle is boarding for white water rafting experience through the big water of the lower Fraser River and world famous Hell's Gate.
In this location, the Fraser flows through a rugged canyon and alternates between a few big rapids and relaxing calms before reaching Hells Gate, where the towering rock walls of the Fraser River plunge toward each other forcing 200 million gallons of water per minute through a passage only 35 metres (115 ft) wide. The name Hells Gate was taken from the journal of explorer Simon Fraser, who in 1808 described this narrow passage as "a place where no human should venture, for surely these are the gates of Hell." Don’t everybody run for the shuttle all at once! I call shotgun in the raft!
A second shuttle is boarding for a bit tamer trip: A day of shopping on Granville Island. This island nestled in the middle of a city is a living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and, of course, the Granville Island Public Market. The Public Market is a fascinating assortment of colourful stalls, showcasing unique homemade products all fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field. Walk through the unique stores and outdoor stalls offering jewellery, fine art and photography, fashion & accessories, handmade soap & bath products, delicious jams, preserves and treats, stained glass, crafts supplies .. oh, I forget what all! This is your chance to pick up some gifts for the kitties back home
Of course, anyone who wants to stay at the Lodge is welcome to. For kitties going on the trips, just sign these waiver forms and we’ll be on our way.
Waivers? What waivers?
Oh, not much really, it just says that I ain’t responsible for anyone who ends up gettin’ on the wrong shuttle.
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