Thursday 18 February 2010: Local Hero ...
It is freezing out there today, I am still cold now Ihave been home for over an hour now , I can not warm up, brrr.
I had to pop into town this morning and decided to have a look along the quay side, I went to look at Captain Vancouvers statue he stands on the quayside.
In April 1792, Lynn's most famous son, Captain George Vancouver's ship Discovery beat a convoy of American ships to the northwest coast of America to declare the land as "British Columbia".
Captain Vancouver and his brave men were confronted with the most complicated coastline ever to be charted. He littered the new land with names that would be recognised by people from West Norfolk.
Vancouver, British Columbia was named after the man himself. Today it is Canada's largest port, and the birthplace of container shipping.