Update for Sat, Jan 19 -- no changes, only finer details:
Hi everyone! I'm really excited to see you all tomorrow morning!!!
This is how our Meetup is going to go down...
1. (Optional, Early birds are planning to meet before 7am at Starbucks, head down to Britannia Shipyards for sunrise)
2. Use the BUDDY SYSTEM to help the group stay together
3. NO CHANGE TO THE ORIGINAL TIME OR SPOT - The Main group meeting spot is Steveston Coffee Co. at 9AM - we will wait ONLY 10 MINUTES
4. The route is EASTWARD along the streets, then to the boardwalk at Second Ave, and continue EASTWARD along the boardwalk to the Eastern Dykes
5. Turn around about 11am to return back to Fisherman's Wharf
6. You're on your own for lunch -- 4 good restaurants noted below or choose other places
More fine details...
(Optional early bird meeting at Starbucks before 7am, to be at the Britannia Shipyards ready to setup for sunrise at 8am. This does NOT change original Meeting spot or time -- which is 9am at Steveston Coffee Co.)
The group will definitely start to dissemble along the way because as photography enthusiasts, we tend to stop to take photos! Therefore, on this walk, we will employ the BUDDY SYSTEM to ensure solo members are not left alone --> if you see someone involved in a shot and liable to be left alone --> wait for them or signal that you are moving on.
The main group will meet as planned on the street in front of Steveston Coffee Co. at 9am SHARP (if you want to buy coffee, come at least 20 minutes early). We will wait ONLY 10 minutes before heading out.
From Steveston Coffee Co. at 9:10am, we will head EASTWARD, along the streets to the boardwalk at Second Avenue and continue EASTWARD along the boardwalk to the Eastern Dykes. We will pass by Britannia Shipyards and the old Cannery row.... and continue EASTWARD. At about 11am, or earlier, we will TURN AROUND and retrace our steps along the boardwalk and end up at Fisherman's Wharf area.
We will NOT be gathering again after the walk, and you're on your own for lunch. While walking and talking, make friends and form small groups. Make plans amongst yourselves and feel free to call ahead to one of these restaurants, or stop in at any of the other great places in Steveston:
Village Vietnamese, $, Open at 11am, Pho soup, Viet delights, Full bar, 12480 No. 1 Road, (604)[masked]
Ichiro Japanese, $$, Open 11:30am – 2pm, Sushi, special dishes, Beer & wine,[masked]nd Ave, (604)[masked]
Diner No. 1, $$, Open 8:30am, Diner food, burgers, Full bar, 12551 No. 1 Road, (604)[masked]
Blue Canoe, $$$, Open at 11:30am, Full meals, Full bar, 3866 Bayview, (604)[masked]
This will be our third Steveston Safari... on the Fraser River in January!
Join us for an early shoot along the dykes and waterfront of Steveston Village... the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Nat'l Historic Site, Brittania Heritage Shipyard, Lighthouse at Garry Point (just to name a few places to explore and shoot)... and finish up with brunch at one of the Village's excellent eateries.
~~ HOW TO GET THERE ~~
BY CAR: Crossing Oak Street Bridge, follow Hwy. 99 South until you reach the Stevston Hwy Exit. Travel west on Steveston Hwy. Until you reach No. 1 Road and follow it south until the end.
CARPOOL: As before, if you can offer a ride please indicate number of seats and relative locale in your RSVP note... and, if you need a ride, contact the kind folks offering a ride directly to make arrangements.
TRANSIT: Best option... Head for Chatham and 2nd Ave, about an hour from downtown Vancouver. See the trip planner at Translink at http://www.translink.bc.ca
~~ WHERE TO MEET ~~
We'll meet at the Steveston Coffee Company [masked]) at 3511 Moncton St., just west of 2nd Ave. It's open from 8am if you're early, and it's a block south from the bus stop. We'll meet there at 9am SHARP.
~~ WHAT TO EXPECT~~
ROUTE: after meeting at Steveston Coffee Co., we'll head East along the quaint streets to the Cannery and then head back along the waterfront. We'll stop along the way for food and if it's not too cold we'll carry on to Garry Point and maybe even to the Dykes. All weather dependant.
EARLY BIRDS & WORMS: If the weather is supposed to be particularly beautiful, some of us will be going really early to catch the early light on the fishing docks, and then head up to the meeting spot for coffee at 9am. Worms... huh?
GEAR: Bring any type of camera and your tripod if you like. Wear really warm clothes, gloves and hat.
See you there! :D