January 3, 2014

New Years Lanterns

New Year's Eve was lovely with a low key evening topped off by heading to the beach at English Bay where the tide was really low. We took with us some chinese lanterns that some friends of ours brought along.  You write wishes, or names of people you love or who want to wish something for on the paper.  Geordie and I wrote the names of people we had lost in recent years.
Then you unfurl the paper and light the flamable disc up.  You hold them as they expand with hot air.  Below Ginna and Travis have theirs almost fully ready for lift off.  Then they gently rise up into the night sky. It was their idea and it was a way of starting off the New Year that I have always wanted to do but never found the lanterns.
And off it goes.  These are biodegradable by the way. Some went straight up into the air while others got a cross breeze. The highest looked like teeny orange stars. Others had the same idea as us as we could see some lifting off from Canada Place on the otherside of downtown, Kitsilano and the East End of False Creek.  Aren't they pretty?

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