|Sunset view from the ferry |
boat after a LONG day.
We witnessed a beautiful sunset just before the ferry took off to bring us back to Vancouver. The three little kids explored the ship while the rest of us collapsed and charged our devices.
Little did I know that I was about to embrace the worst part of the entire trip. (pictures are from better moments)
|A few of the boys napped during the|
whale watching. Guessing it beat the
trampoline room at the airbnb.
|More from the whale boat - windy hair personified!|
We arrived back to the port in Vancouver at like 10:45. We were EXHAUSTED. I thought Coach and I were on the same page: no waiting for a bus, let’s hop in a cab and get back to our jail-cell sized airbnb asap. That same-page mentality ended up being a page that someone put through a shredder, because the next thing I know Coach was buying bus passes for all of us. He kind of shrugged at me when I nodded towards the number of cabs waiting for customers as in what-the-EF?
We boarded the bus. Unfortunately, approximately 400 other people boarded that same bus first, so it was a tad crowded. We had to stand. Coach estimated that we were about 40 minutes from the downtown area which is where we were staying.
Next issue: the bus was not set to depart for maybe another 20 or 25 minutes. AND (as in how can this get worse?), the bus driver could not turn the bus on until that time so oxygen was absent. You know what wasn’t absent? Horrible, God-awful, gag-a-maggot odors.
|Let's imagine better fragrances|
like, oh - look, more flowers!
The stench was INSANE. It is hard to describe, and I whiled away my time identifying possible culprits. There was a young woman perched on her suitcase with multiple face piercings, died blue hair, and a thick layer of grit and grease smeared across her face. I do not mean that she had smudged her makeup, I mean that her natural unclean state had produced said grossness on her skin.
|Oh, look - more flowers! Breathe it in girls, because little did|
we know we are about to gag ourselves silly!