Month: July 2019


Sometimes the water is so still that you can see an almost perfect reflection. One local writer suggested that if you look at these images sideways, they might have served as inspiration for the totem pole.


That this native village , better known today as New Vancouver, exists is a testament to the vision and determination of one man. A combination of government policy and economics resulted in many people leaving their villages for larger, one might say more Caucasian, places. The grandfather of our guide, Amy, was determined that his …

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Alive and Well

After hearing the sad story of Port Harvey, I thought you might enjoy seeing a marina that is thriving. Lagoon Cove, run by the Ryan family, features a communal “happy hour” at 5:00 every afternoon. They supply freshly caught prawns, guests supply everything else. We are approaching the book exchange, which also contains a collection …

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Getting close!

We ran the Gillard and Dent rapids early and uneventfully, bound for Blind Channel marina. This will be our last stop before heading into the Johnstone Strait and making for the Broughton Island group. Until now, everything has been fairly familiar. But after Blind Channel, it’s all new to us. Fun! The Internet is getting …

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A Story Problem

Did you have story problems when you were in school? Microsoft used to think that the ability to solve them was a good measure of programming ability. Some of their products argue otherwise Here’s one for you… Your goal is to transit the Yaculta rapids at slack, that is when the current is not flowing …

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