Where in the world is Flat Katherine?

Clearly I have some catching up to do. Flat Katherine has been travelling hither and yon for quite some time and I haven’t told you what she has been up to. I owe you at least two posts, maybe three, so here’s the first one, concerning Flat Katherine’s return to Newfoundland. When last you saw…

Flat Katherine and Winter

You may (or may not) recall that Flat Katherine was last seen in sunny Florida, strolling on the beach on New Year’s Day. Since then she has been hanging out with the grandparents of 3D Katherine in Clearwater, waiting for a particularly special trip. Several months ago, 3DK, her friend and I all went and…

Flat Katherine heads south

Since her adventures in British Columbia, Flat Katherine has taken a well-earned break. First she went into the real Katherine’s school and talked to several classes there (well, real Katherine did the talking. Flat Katherine just waved.) And then, just before Christmas, we decided to send Flat Katherine on another adventure. We popped her in…

In with the new….

A boil up at Quartz Video Cache on New Year’s Eve! Yesterday John, Katherine and I started what we hope will be a New Year’s Day/New Year’s Eve tradition, a hike and a boil-up with a geocache and a view. We have had woodsy boil-ups before (of course) and geocaches on New Year’s Eve (a…

Homeward Bound

Flat Katherine and I left Vancouver at 8:30am Pacific Time (which is 1pm for Real Katherine in Newfoundland). At first it looked like we were going to fly over clouds for a lot of the way, but then we reached Montana and the clouds disappeared. Montana is beautiful. I thought that Real Katherine would like…

A cryptex and a canyon

When I decided to make the trip to BC for Connor’s birth, I also earmarked a few special geocaches that I wanted to visit. Some were in scenic locations, some were on gorgeous trails and others were just plain cool hides. Today’s principal find was one of the last sort. While in a pretty nice…

Stanley Park with Cole

Today was a lovely day by the standards of November in Vancouver. no rain, no wind, pleasant temperatures and plenty of geocaches to be found! Cole Anderson (aka Jearsy on geocaching.com) who is a friend of Tamar and Adam, suggested that we get together and tackle the caches in Stanley Park. We had a marvelous…

It’s raining, it’s pouring….

Yeah, it’s Vancouver. What were you expecting? Today Flat Katherine and I went to Pacific Spirit Park, also known as the UBC Endowment Lands. It’s a massively huge area, of which we covered only two-thirds today. We found a bunch of geocaches and saw lots of people walking their dogs. We met seven border collies today…

Forgotten videos

I must have been really tired last night. I totally goofed and left out a batch of videos from the dolphin show at the Vancouver Aquarium. For the sake of three-dimensional Katherine, here they are: And here’s a sea otter, cleaning his, er….

Flat Katherine visits the Vancouver Aquarium (lots of photos & videos)

Well, actually, she swung by the hospital to visit her little cousin first: Then we toodled on over to the Vancouver Aquarium. The person we were to have met up with wasn’t around (unfortunately she had an unexpected appointment) so we wandered through the exhibits and gawked at everything we saw. The birds in the…

Flat Katherine and the Chocolate Factory

Yesterday, while Tamar was getting settled at the hospital and things were more in the waiting than participating stages, Flat Katherine and I went a-wandering and found Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. Now there was no way that I would have been allowed to walk right on past that one! We ventured inside and found a really neat store, filled with…

Sometimes it rains in Vancouver

It promised to be a wet old day in Vancouver today, so I packed accordingly, determined not to let the over-saturated atmosphere impede my explorations in any way. At daybreak, I headed back to Granville Island to bag the few geocaches that I had missed the day before. I spotted a mermaid during my travels:…