Crossing the bridge

This week seemed quite busy. I started studying one subject online at RMIT called: Records Management and Archive Administration 1. It is the first time that I have taken a subject completely online and so it will be an interesting experience. It is great to be studying again!

I have also been learning JavaScript via an initiative called Code Year. Each week new exercises are released and you complete them in an online editor. You earn points and badges as you go along and participants have been organising meetups in cities around the world. I attended my second code year meetup yesterday at the Tommy Douglas branch of the Burnaby Public Library and it was great to meet with others who are completing the challenge. After the meetup I attended my first Aussie BBQ in Vancouver! It was quite cold and misty outside so we sat inside. Delicious homemade carrot cake was provided by the hosts, who are fellow Melbournians who also recently moved to Vancouver.

Today Alex and I visited the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is the most touristy place that we have visited so far, but it wasn’t busy, probably because it was foggy and raining. It seemed like exactly the right kind of weather to visit a forest! In addition to the bridge there is a tree-top walk (which is reminiscent of the Ewok village) and a cliff walk which I found more scary than the bridge.

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11 thoughts on “Crossing the bridge

  1. Eeeep! You walked all the way across? I’ve been halfway across a smaller suspension bridge in Tasmania, and that was all I managed. πŸ˜‰

    • In the end I didn’t feel that scared, maybe all the trees covering the cliffs make it hard to get a sense for how high up you are? I’m not sure. I think you would have made it all the way across!

      • Manu on said:

        Mmm, I guess we’ll never know. Unless I visit one day. In which case I’ll have to do it just to get my certificate for bragging rights. πŸ™‚
        Kudos on all your high-altitude bravery, though- you’ll be back in two years, yeah…?

  2. wow that bridge looks incredible!

    • It was very cool! The kids would have loved it there too: you collect stamps at check points along the way and you can then collect a certificate at the end. It also had the best souvenir shop I’ve been to here so far. Alex had to restrain me from buying a wallet with a beaver on it and dream catchers πŸ˜€

  3. Thank goodness you haven’t inherited my horror of suspension bridges. The height is bad enough but the swaying . . . How long is the Capilano Bridge. The photo makes it look very impressive and really high too. I love the dank, misty weather. The forest looks so dense and magnificent. I wonder where you’ll go next?

    • The Capilano Suspension Bridge is 450 ft (137.16 m) long and 230 ft (70.10 m) high. I thought I was going to find it really scary, but it wasn’t that bad, even though it was bouncing around a bit as people walked by (which made it difficult to take photos!) I did find the cliff walk a little scary: the platforms were narrower than the bridge and you couldn’t pass people on most of it, so you had to wait while people took photos, which made me feel a little tense!

  4. Stunning pics!

  5. The bridge looks amazing! And the course sounds interesting too…

    • It was a very beautiful place! I am finding the course really interesting: I have been wanting to take it for a while, but couldn’t fit it into my Grad Dip, so I was excited to find out that it is now delivered online.

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