Lynn Canyon - Air, Space & WaterSaturday, July 23, 2016
Today is an almost hot day. I long for the really hot days and the nights when I can sleep undraped on my bed sheet and languidly dream of my nights in tropical places like Mérida or the damp hot evenings of my Buenos Aires.
It seems that this sort of heat only really happens a few days in August. But I plan to enjoy the heat of my eldest daughter’s home in Lillooet this coming week. Most in Canada must know that Lillooet and Lytton, BC vie for the hottest places in our country.
I do not believe that I am an old lizard or snake who wants to bask in the sun. In my two years in the Argentine Navy we conscripts had to wear heavy dark blue woollens until some silly admiral decided that winter was over and spring was around the corner. My sailor mates all pointed out that I seemed to be impervious to the heat and that I did not sweat.
Perhaps in a previous life I was a snake or a lizard.
I went into my files today looking for pictures that would put me in the mood of a truly hot day refreshed by cold and very pure water.
When my Argentine relatives ask me about the charms of Vancouver I always answer with these words, “Air, space and water.”
There is no place that somehow reflects all those three than the long and meandering Capilano River at about the place where the Lynn Canyon Bridge crosses it.