There was virtually no one walking along the sand this morning at English Bay when I dropped by around 7:15 a.m.
Not a single dog could be seen anywhere, not even along the sidewalk ringing one of Vancouver's most popular beaches.
But there were park-board staff on hand as well as a TV news crews that was drawn to the area by an oil spill on Wednesday afternoon.
The Coast Guard didn't inform the City of Vancouver about the spill until around 6 a.m. Thursday.
The public has been urged to avoid going into the water.
The scent of fuel was still in the air this morning as I noticed black-stained rock was perched on top of another, likely to highlight what had occurred earlier this week.
Meanwhile, CBC News has reported that shoreline crews are cleaning up Sandy Cove in West Vancouver, as well as areas around Stanley Park.
The Cyprus-flagged M/V Marathassa was the source of 2,700 litres of oil, according to Transport Canada. The Panamax vessel was built this year, according to Athens-based Alassia NewShips Management Inc.
People who see evidence of an oil slick on the water are urged to call 604-873-7000.