It’s a birthday party at Second Beach. The balloon says ‘4,’ the colour is pink, so I’m assuming the child on the blanket will soon be joined by her friends for the celebration.
But look closer. What’s unusual?
The only drinks in sight are rows of bottled water.
Now how likely would that have been a few years ago? About as unlikely as this:
Two rows of passengers waiting for a ferry at Granville Island, one walking, one cycling, about equal in number, equal in gender, varying ages but dressed the same, and, I’m guessing, each with a bottle of water.
Something has snuck up on us.