Thanks to everyone who donated to the AIDS Walk for Life. I raised $500 and ended up getting a sweet pin with “$500” on it and a free T-shirt (apparently everyone who raised over $100 got one).
The walk was 10km (about 6.2 miles?) around Stanley Park‘s famous sea wall. I don’t get much sun these days as I’m usually working in my tiny windowless room (which my friends have affectionately dubbed “a closet,” “the cave” and “your cell”), so it was a good opportunity for me to go out and enjoy our 15 million degrees Celsius nuclear reactor in the sky.
Here are some not-so-exciting photos I took during the walk on my camera phone. The quality’s not the greatest, but I kind of like how gritty they look — looks like they were shot on film, almost.
Forecast kept saying it would rain. Things were looking gloomy…
…but then some sunshine started showing through. Hooray!
You can’t really tell but these are balloons shaped like the symbolic red ribbons used for AIDS awareness.
Many dogs. …I love dogs.
The walk begins at the Lost Lagoon.
More boats with downtown Vancouver in the back. Hey, a break in the clouds.
Lion’s Gate Bridge.
Blue skies (BT feat. Tori Amos)
Man this thing looks fun to climb.
Man I need a real camera.
Oh look. Up ahead is Siwash Rock.
A bunch of birds were on it… don’t know what they were, though.
There was some entertainment provided along the route, including this men’s choir.
The water sparkled when the sunlight hit. It was neat.
When the tide is out, some people like to stack rocks by the sea wall and leave them there as a hobby.
More stacked rocks. And…my finger in the upper left corner.
Getting close to the end now. I think this is Second Beach.
Finished! By this time it was completely sunny.
But I walked a few more kilometers afterward on my way home. Another shot of Lost Lagoon.
There were a few swans. This one let me get real close. Must be used to being pestered (or fed).