No hiking this week, but it was a beautiful day to be at the beach! Here are some pictures from Spanish Banks beach in Vancouver from the early afternoon until the evening (just before the fireworks for Canada Day!), roughly going from east to west.
A clear view of downtown Vancouver looking east from the beach. Stanley Park is the group of trees to the left of downtown.
Another early afternoon shot looking towards Cypress Mountain (left), and Grouse/Crown Mountain (right, centre).
Looking straight north from the beach towards Cypress, you can see there is still snow at the very top.
A little later in the day, most people are heading out of the water.
Sun beginning to go down, and creating some very interesting colours and effects for the mountains in the distance to the west.
Last shot for the day, picture is unfiltered but has a natural fade effect.