Bears!

We came to see bears. We saw bears. Mostly turning over large rocks with a casual flick of the paw looking for things to eat. After watching a bear swim from one small Island to another, I thought about the huge bag of garbage sitting on board Impromptu.

The Floating World

During Japan’s Edo period the phrase “the floating world” evoked an imagined universe of wit, stylishness, and extravagance—with overtones of naughtiness, hedonism, and transgression. But that’s not the floating world we’re here to talk about today. Like other places around the globe where folks make their living on the water, Northern British Columbia was once …

Tsatsisnukwomi

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …