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Throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs, writers will be sending postcards from the eight first-round series. Today, deputy managing editor Adam Kimelman checks in from Vancouver:

On a sunny spring day, there's not a better place to enjoy Vancouver than a stroll along the Vancouver Seawall.

The Seawall path runs for about 17 miles (28 kilometers), going from downtown and around Vancouver Harbor and English Bay. There are beaches, marinas and sea planes for rent, and snow-capped mountains in the distance.

I walked about 8 1/2 of those miles Monday and the scenery was incredible. There were bikers, joggers and walkers enjoying the uninterrupted pathway that provides a stunning view of the city skyline, while others opted for some sun on Second Beach. And for those who wanted a bite to eat, there was The Lift on the marina and the Tea House Restaurant, which overlooks the Stanley Park section of the Seawall.

The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Vancouver Rowing Club are housed along the Seawall, and I even found a military relic. The Nine O'Clock Gun is a 12-pound, muzzle-loaded gun that arrived in Vancouver in 1894 after being forged in England in 1816.

I didn't see anyone from the Vancouver Canucks along my walk, but players for years, from Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Roberto Luongo to current coach Rick Tocchet, have talked about how they've enjoyed some relaxing time along the Seawall. After making my way around Monday, I can see why.

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