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Bravo! Coastal Rainforest in British Columbia Now Protected!

  This photo above from Pacific Wild shows only a part of what is being protected The title for this article comes from a news release by the Treehugger website on July 27, 2006. Their article from 2006 said: “The government of British Columbia has agreed to protect more than 5 million acres of the […]

Now You Have to Cook Them!

After posting the story Then You’ve Got to Clean Them! I obtained permission from Pacific Wild to use some photos showing the cooking of the salmon by the people in Bella Bella, British Columbia (BC). These pictures just made me drool. The people were cooking planked salmon which has to be one of the tastiest ways […]

A Wolf at McInnes

A friend, Brian Waddington (aka Gups-Y-Bees) and I, he an ex-lighthouse keeper from Ivory Island many years ago, have a common friend on my old lighthouse at McInnes Island. The friend is Colin Toner and he has been on McInnes for a few years, but the following experience as related below and the same on Brian’s […]

Then You’ve Got to Clean Them!

Nice fish eh? This one is a forty-seven (47)  pound (21.3 kg) Spring Salmon. (Possible)Related posts: Now You Have to Cook Them! West Coast Recipes – Part One Triple Island Lighthouse is a Great Place to Fish! Powered by YARPP.

Message In A Bottle

My title here Message in a Bottle is also the title of a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and based on a novel with the same name by Nicholas Sparks, but in this case it refers to something completely different! Most people think of a message in a bottle as a beachcomber’s […]

Tidelines and Ocean Currents

Tidelines – it is spelled both ways but I prefer the one-word form. A tideline, according to Wikipedia,  refers to where two currents in the ocean converge (or meet). Driftwood, floating seaweed, foam, and other floating debris may accumulate, forming sinuous lines called tidelines. The topic of this article came about after I saw the photo above.The photo actually […]

Mise Tales Twenty-Six

  For an update on what a Mise Tale is then please see Mise Tales One. August 26, 2013 Vancouver Sun Keeping the light on at Point Atkinson  When the Point Atkinson lighthouse was built 130 years ago, it was designed to protect shippers in the Strait of Georgia. Now the lighthouse itself is in need of a […]

By-the-Wind-Sailor

One of the things a lightkeeper notices on the shoreline are the different changes, be they strange fishing floats, bloated dead fish, defeathered seabirds, massed clumps of seaweed or the profligate carcasses of the By-the-wind-sailor.  I had seen many beaches littered with the pale blue bodies of the By-the-wind-sailor and thinking they were the nefarious Portuguese […]

Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii (High-Da Gwi my pronunciation) literally means “Islands of the Haida People”, informally but formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands (QCI) and the Charlottes, is an archipelago on the North Coast of British Columbia, Canada, populated mostly by first nations Haida people. Langara Point Lighthouse courtesy of Langara Fishing Adventures on Flickr (Possible)Related posts: […]

Night Photos and the Lighthouse

In August 2012 I published an article Lighthouse Under the Stars. Since then I have been very lucky to find night-time photos with  the stars and a lighthouse – not necessarily a Canadian lighthouse, but a lighthouse nonetheless.  The first two are from Mike Salway who has given me permission to reprint them here. Please drop […]