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The actual Vancouver’s Day 1 has begun. After a funky sleep I’ve pondered about where to go, what to do, and how to do it. I checked my Twitter, fiddled with Azur Lane, and even checked the weather to see what’s up. At 8-9 am in the morning I ventured to a nearby McDonalds for a meal (didn’t want to cook) to fill me up. I saw how nice the blue skies were, how cool the nearby mountains were. This is the dream. No, really… I know I’m sugarcoating this, I was influenced by living nearby big and small mountains, as such in Modra with the Small Carpathian mountains. It’s always awesome being surrounded by mountains. My morning was calm, confusing, if processing my new surroundings. A random (maybe homeless) person wished me a ‘good morning!’, something I tried saying back to him. Good morning! Came back, rechecked the weather to wonder what I should really be doing… Briefly may have used my Steam Deck to then eventually (frustratingly) decide to just ‘YOLO’ (You only live once) the situation. Might as well just stick through it and do it.
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I’m actually venturing around! Holy crap! I’m actually seeing Vancouver (on my friend’s second-hand bike) in some manner, especially with how I loosely planned it pre-traveling. I charted a route, I ventured to Mud Bay Park, even worried how the weather would hold up. I basically tried beating the weather. Rush against time. I already wasted a fair amount of early morning time, especially messaging my friend via Discord.
Also, thank you “Floofy” for gifting me ‘Admiral Dreadnoughts’. Much appreciated!
I was happy to finally see trains out in the open and exposed, something you would have to go a bit out of your way to find back in Ottawa. Everything and everybody is shy about everything, especially when it comes to trains, drones, or anything anybody loves and enjoys. I know where to find trains, I would however have to go into much more effort to capture Ottawa’s trains than I would with Vancouver’s trains.
What I especially loved about British Columbia is how exposed these trains were. They may seem ordinary to those living there, trains is what shaped Canada into what it is. People taking things for granted while I admire almost every form of transportation.
The rain decided to pick up a fair amount, though emulated what I’ve experienced in Tucepi, Croatia by simply sprinkling. It was a decent sprinkle, though enough it kept me hiding under a semi sheltered info sign. I was cursing to my friend via Discord about the weather deciding to head back to play on my Steam Deck. I’m glad I stuck it out gaining valuable, memorable pictures and videos in both Drone and phone captured form. The rain lasted roughly 5-10 minutes. Thankfully wasn’t much. It was enough to frustrate me though.
Seeing the rain actually give up I decided to bike slightly further to my desired location. I considered biking towards Boundary Bay airport, I decided against it not having enough water for the way back. My hydration level kept me locked to Mud Bay Park area.
Received an odd call and voicemail about some automotive parts from ‘Ben Automotive’, or something along those lines. Someone has been using my ID in Ottawa for dentist, automotive, and other scam/ID theft related nonsense. Pardon my language, but “Fuckers”. Genuine “fuckers”. That’s the only time I’ll curse on here, or try to keep it as such.
Exactly! Everybody should love, everybody should live, and everybody should naturally laugh. Enjoy your life, connect with nature and stop stagnating in cities with the whole of B.C pretending LGBTQ+ nonsense was all the legit fad. As the internet memes love to say, “touch grass”. Do what I did by venturing through nature, admiring it, even being partially recalibrated back to reality. Just look at me when I stagnated in a city environment, depressed to the point people hated me. I had hate mobs further driving me into madness, voiding my hobbies, and treating me as a villain. When you reconnect with nature everything becomes natural again making you go “was it really worth it?”… Nah, it wasn’t. You start cutting back on things that actually don’t matter, reverting back to the basics.
For example, when you get busy with something you start shaving off various web games, various habits, and just do what you need to do. It’s like how a vehicle shaves off unnecessary weight by going as fast as it can.
Love people, live naturally, laugh happily (through the soul).
There is a reason I focus on things other people generally consider “boring”. People are “rush! Rush! Quick quick! OMG, I’m going to die now!” phase not focused on things that actually matter. Before someone says I’m rambling again, next image!
I basically walked back to my friend’s place with how punishing the hill grades are. Very steep. Even walking was painful. My friend’s bike was fairly helpful, and I did bike back on flat terrain, I failed to use the bike from then on. It struggled to go places, was more stressful than the other bike I used, and was second hand with when braking felt like you’ll flip over. It rattled. No disrespect to my friend, I felt unsafe also. Friend did jab at me for that, the priorities changed to me being further jabbed at, to Skytrain, bus, and just walking. I had exploring to do. It simply required me to be on foot more than a bike. The bike would simply get in the way, or so I believe.
The Drone Perspective (DJI Mini SE):
I bought my drone a few months before my trip for these very exact moments. I won’t share the video aspect until later (in their own blog posting), I however will share the numerous images I’ve had taken with my drone there to capture things in alternate perspectives. I was also rushing to beat the rain front (caught me as I arrived near Mud Bay Park), rained a bit, then let up allowing me to do my thing.
Few people observed, probably said a few things. Nobody called the police, or behaved as I’ve seen them behave on Vancouver Subreddit. Nobody was phobic of drones, thankfully. I mean, one, but that’s in a later blog posting in another location.
I’m well aware I was “boring” with my drone simply pushing my drone straight up, 360, then down. I didn’t want to lose my drone, or at least “just yet”. More things to admire until then. I was being safe and cautious with my drone to allow me to capture more for the two weeks.
I nearly lost my drone at Mud Bay Park to the point it beeped at me with low battery. It had roughly 20% battery left, yet it still whined and moaned at me. Still tried to auto-pilot its way back I had to fight with the controls to get it back safely. I jokingly told my friend I lost my drone just to see what he would say. He sadly didn’t react in the way I hoped for being fairly monotoned. Ah, well…..
My drone did act up, it nearly destroyed itself….. It’s a learning experience.
Was told to be back by a certain time that day (July 15th) for a surprise. The one of many surprises. Rush, rush, get dressed “formally”, and just get there.
Side-Note: Relating to Trollybus, Bratislava, and such, I had to note I always find it depressingly comical how start-up fake journalists for CTV, CBC, and etc always take a negative jab at Bratislava’s transportation network. Always whining, envious, and aggressive towards anything Slovakia. They complain about how the superior transportation there is obsolete, dated, and etc trying to prop up our own infrastructure in Ottawa. I always find it comical at how envious, needy, and inexperienced those fake journalists are. Now? They’re probably complaining about the Canadian Freedom Convoy, Trump being raided, etc. No real skill or talent by them. Disregarding all that, just look at how much Vancouver also managed to accomplish with their Skytrain, Trolly buses, and bus routes. The Skytrain is the best part. Be nice to see Ottawa compete with that with their LRT.
On a secondary side-note: I wish Ottawa was intelligent enough to have their LRT running on the same level as Vancouver’s Skytrain, Sapporo’s trams, and every other nation in the world. We always buy at the lowest price expecting the highest results. Ottawa is so god damn lazy.
Ottawa, the city that fun forgot and bans you on reddit when you don’t hive-mind like a lemming.
After some slight road-rage, poor driving skills on other people’s fronts, and frustrations, we’ve arrived at our location. It’ll be awhile until I was clued in. It’ll make more sense as we go along.
It honestly leaves me baffled and frustrated how this is wasted on hipsters, faux-politics lovers, and LGBTQ radicalized folks in Vancouver. A city like this is honestly wasted on such people, on Karen type people I’ve witnessed, and the brainwashed folks by the media. It’s honestly sad, especially knowing just an hour drive from here you can be in the most beautiful parts of Canada.
Why, oh why does Vancouver have to be corrupted. Homeless folks I can understand (B.C = Bring cash), otherwise, everything else is just baffling to me. The other half is obviously Trudeau’s fault. I’m assuming when you’re contained in a city your brain rots into jelly needing nature to recalibrate, I guess. Touching grass (and observing the scenery properly) genuinely recalibrates your brain.
Taking a stroll through the Vancouver harbour area. Friend wanted to show me various areas leading up to the Canada Place finding it all neat as we went along.
Bonus: But wait, There’s more!:
There was more to be seen, such as a Ferrari shop and a bootleg Ferraria auto mechanic shop.
With that, this concludes day 1 of Vancouver trip. It contained both my trip to Mud Bay Park and the surprise boat ride around sea-side Vancouver. Was also shown a bit extra with the touristy Vancouver locations and the Ferrari’s, that’s awesome. I also can’t help it, I genuinely was mesmerized by the beauty of the container ship out at sea. It even reminded me of ‘Das Boot’, of ‘Silent Hunter 3’, and also because I haven’t seen it from an Ottawa native point of view. Granted, I have flown over oil rigs, windmills, and other boat traffic when flying to and from Europe, just not like this. It overwhelms the senses. I’m also thankful to my coworkers for texting me wondering how my trip was going, that’s how you care about people. Instead, other people enjoy flaking on other people in weird anti-social ways. Probably why they’re so fixated on fake political nonsense. May even explain all the Canadian Karens in Vancouver and Ottawa. The scenery is what had my jaw to the floor, that was impressive.
Still overly grateful and thankful for my friends and his partner for these surprises. Everything was awesome. Insanely overwhelming, harsh on the senses, yet something to always look back on. I know I’ll be frustrating my Twitter followers constantly hyping up Vancouver. Deal with it. I, unlike others, admire what I admire. I’m true to my feelings, or at least most of the time. Everybody else loves hiding and being fake. Everybody else loves blaming people, flaking on people. I’m going to share what I truly thing, even if it hurts people’s feelings. Share what you love, love what you share. Even if the Japanese are peeved with me you guys need to be honest with yourselves also. Probably explains the suicide rate when you keep the pain within. You need to express yourselves, even if taught to be drones of society. At least express your true feelings online. Be happy, as I’m trying to be. I may be cranky, that’s because I’m trying to knock down various barriers, especially ones people have placed there for weird (probably selfish) reasons.