A few of our closest friends here gathered for a picnic and light hike at Lighthouse Park at West Vancouver this summer. We usually have annual picnic. Since the youngest family’s kids are old enough for a light hike, we decided that we go for a hike instead or just sitting around for a picnic.
The above is the entrance to the Lighthouse Park; one of the National Historic Site of Canada. It was a busy day and the parking lot was almost full. The weather was just perfect, lightly cloudy and not too sunny.
We found a picnic area with a couple of picnic tables with a great view of the Burrard Inlet, looking across Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge. Ben in-charged of getting bahn-mi from Bahn Mi Saigon. The price has gone up from $5 to $5.50. The buy 10 get 1 free is still valid.
After our late lunch, we walked down to the rocky area next to the water.
Most of the members of our party climbed up the rocks to enjoy the view. The younger kids have no fear, running up and down the rocks.
Then, we made our way to the Point Atkinson Lighthouse.
The lighthouse is not accessible; only view from the gate. I love the effects of the clouds of the photo of the lighthouse.
There is a small patch of garden near the lighthouse.
A single pumpkin, ready for Thanksgiving.
Some dark purple tomatoes.
Wild black berries bushes.
As we walked back to the car park via one of the trails, we came upon some old growth trees.
After the hike, we decided to have dinner at Amay’s House Burmese and Asian Cuisine on Victoria Dr., Vancouver as most of the kitchens of the families will be closed for the day.
I had the Char Kway Teow, which is stir fry flat rice noodle, flavoured with mixed soy sauce, chili belachan; It has beansprouts, prawn, egg, Chinese sausage and Chinese chives (more like green onions). It tasted like Malaysian Penang Char Kway Teow with the Vietnamese/Thai style rice noodle, a thinner version.
Ben had the Pork Belly Curry which is marinated pork belly slow cooked with traditional spices. Some of the pork belly was really fatty.
The pork belly curry is served with a serving of steamed rice.
The above was ordered by a neighbouring friend; some kind of dry Burmese noodle.
It was a fun day of outing with friends. We enjoyed it so much that we will do it again next summer.