Weather: Clear blue skies with fluffy clouds ... another perfect day in North America.
Okay let's go back to yesterday evening. I left the hostel around 7:30pm and headed towards the Vancouver Harbour Tower to take some night photos. I was really looking forward to it and I had brought my tri-pod with me for the occasion. It's still light around 8pm and so I headed for something to eat before arriving at the tower.
- Purchase an Alaskan guidebook and a novel
- Post my 'Canadian War of 1812' book home
- Get hair cut
The good thing was that there was a book shop, in my guidebook, as an attraction and therefore I thought I could kill two birds with one stone by purchasing my books from that book shop.
I found my hostel and it's really nice, very clean and no mice, but there is an annoying Aussie with very bad language (he's sitting on the floor in front of me trying to be funny, however I think he sounds like an arse!). I put all my stuff in my locker and headed out to the book store!
A 20 minute walk later, only to find the book store went bankrupt two years ago ... oh well. So I headed back to the downtown area of Seattle to find a shopping mall with a huge book store. I purchased a Rough Gide to Alaska and then I had a choice over which novel to purchase. I could play safe and purchase 'The Kite Runner' which I know will be a good read ... or I could go for 'A Feast of Crows' by George R. R. Martin which the book store recommended and I thought, through me purchasing it, it would show my 'riskier' side. I went for the 'A Feast of Crows'; I would like to say that money had nothing to do within ... however this book was half the price and twice as thick as 'The Kite Runner'.
After all this running around it was too late to get my hair cut (and the post offices were shut), so I had something to eat. Just like in Edm0nton, I was waited on my the gayest guy ever, and so I carefully looked around to make sure I hadn't accidentally landed in a gay restaurant ... no, there were chicks here, I was okay.
I then retired to my hostel which is where I am now. Tomorrow I plan to walk around the city and, depending on how my budget is holding up, I might go on a tour around the Boeing factory the day after ... its $60.00 for the day (£40.00). Oh and apparently Microsoft is nearby so I may pay Mr Gates a quick visit and let him know exactly what I think about his 'updates'.