The hill that is lower Lonsdale is a problem - people don't casually stroll more than a block up from the waterfront, and it makes an easy bike ride into full aerobic exercise. But once a year, the city of North Vancouver puts the hill to its true and proper purpose - four blocks of the street are converted into a waterslide. The only problem is that there are a lot of people in North Vancouver and not many fun events, so when one happens, there are huge crowds. By the time I finished my sketch at noon, the lineup was over three blocks long and not moving anywhere (and none of it in the shade). But it's a great captive audience for sketching. And I finally figured out what some of those lurid colours in my paint set are for.