The giant Sitka Spruce in Kitimat. The top had been blown off by lightening a couple centuries ago, but it's still alive. I can't believe somebody can look at a tree this size and see dollar signs.
Kris (Kerstin) entertaining intrepid travelers at her home.
The ferries do a great job of taking advantage of the protected waters afforded by all the islands along the northwest coast. So do smart sailboat owners. There isn't a lot of reliable wind in the Pacific Northwest, so you do a lot of motoring. Here's somebody headed south on a nice boat. Mexico?
One of several lighthouses they still man along the inside passage.
Pretty weird. This was on a hike Laurie and I took while in Port Hardy. The stump is about 12 feet thick, probably cut over a century ago. The tree growing out of the stump was big by normal standards. You see this sometimes up here. A tree will send roots down the side of the cut stump or fallen tree. Then, the old dead tree rots away leaving some crazy looking root structures. Nature at its best.
Marble River. We saw at least a dozen 3-5 lbs trout from this bridge. Whoppers compared to the little trout I've caught.
Just a scenic lake in BC, so calm it's like a mirror surface. Yes, that was a patch of blue sky. We had one really nice day in Port Hardy.