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Mise Tales Forty-Two

For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. As mentioned earlier on the front page of my website, any photos or cartoons, or short bits of information, when it is removed from the front page, will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales. That way you can keep track of […]

Dreams of Being a Lighthouse Keeper

For years past, adults and children of all ages had dreams of growing up to be an adventurous lighthouse keeper. That dream is slowly dimming as the world automates its lighthouses. The following article from The Guardian  brings to our attention the dimming of the dream in the UK The lure of the lighthouse for […]

Mise Tales Thirty-Nine

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. As mentioned earlier on the front page of my website, any photos or cartoons, or short information will also be included again later in the next Misc Tales when it is removed from the front page. That way you can keep track of […]

Wolf Trap Lighthouse For Sale

Back in February 2013 I posted the article below on my front page: Wolf Trap Lighthouse for Sale The lighthouse is for sale for $249,500 by a private owner. It was first offered for nonprofit and historical properties under the Lighthouse Preservation Act, but it was auctioned when it received no offers in 2005. Laura Pierce […]

Reprint – In the Sanctuary of the White Bear

A rare white ‘spirit bear’ in the BC temperate rainforest. Photo: Ian McAllister / pacificwild.org. In the sanctuary of the White Bear by Canadian Poet Lorna Crozier 17th November 2013   Poet Lorna Crozier vists the Great Bear Rainforest in BC, Canada and finds a fragile paradise imbued with myth, meaning and magic for local indigenous […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Eight

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Has anyone seen the movie released in 2009 entitled The Lovely Bones? It features a fictitious lighthouse marking the entrance way to heaven in a thoroughly entertaining film. “Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family […]

Mystery Lighthouse!

The photo above was in a website for a Canadian west coast (Vancouver Island, British Columbia) resort. This is the actual view from one of the rooms. I could just imagine being there myself and seeing the waves beat up against the lighthouse island as I relaxed in comfort within the resort. I even knew […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Two

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. Lighthouse B&Bs let guests play keeper for a night Chris Wadsworth, special for USA TODAYJanuary 27, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS  Most lighthouses are automated, and most ships are guided by satellites, radar and computers today Many old lighthouses are finding new life as […]

Picture BC – a New Website

My website here is about British Columbia (BC) lighthouses and the environment surrounding them. Just recently a good friend sent me an email to a website called Picture BC, a delightful photo and video tour of the province of British Columbia, Canada – as beautiful now as when it was created in 2008. According to […]