Monthly Archives: September 2012

Clarke’s Nutcracker

18 September: campsite to Chilko Lake The morning ground was frosty and there was a chill in the air as the crew stirred. The bright sunlight shone through the yellowing aspen leaves and created a kind of luminosity that I’d … Continue reading

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Chilko Lake

18 September: on the way to Belcher campsite View Larger Map Well, it was time for the next interesting trip: to a place called Chilko Lake in the west central region of British Columbia. The lake runs approximately north to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Bella Bella and Erv and Ray – I’ll be back!

27 August: Bella Bella I awoke with a hangover again and had a lie in. The rain had wet lots of things that were under what we thought was a waterproof shelter over the kitchen area but proper inspection in … Continue reading

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Eagles, salmon, and cans of beer

26 August: Bella Bella Six in the morning. There’s nothing like an early morning with birds singing, sun shining, and a clear head. Well, this was not one of those: I woke suddenly to my watch’s annoying little bleep with … Continue reading

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Beer and smokes

25 August: onto Bella Bella View Larger Map Sadly we had to leave the cabin and carry on to Bella Bella. Our trip was nice though and we came very close to a couple of humpback whales – it looked … Continue reading

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Hummer

24 August: lots of NM from Klemtu to somewhere wonderful (I’m not going to divulge its location because it is a dream spot and I don’t want anyone else to know about it apart from those who already do) We … Continue reading

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Monk

Just thought I’d share a story that I’d been told by someone or read somewhere A monk was living in a cave above a village when he heard that a local dignitary was going to visit him. The monk spent … Continue reading

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Big House

23 Aug: Klemtu This morning I woke to find my eyes having spasms – they both kept moving to the right, outside of my control. It took a minute or so for it to settle down but it finally did. … Continue reading

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Eagle

Eagle Fisherman Heart burns from the glare Of a naked full moon All consumed Fisherman becomes warrior Filled with hopeless wisdom Light headed Warrior becomes eagle Soaring, seeking far off passages Seeing anew Eagle becomes guide New hope for lost … Continue reading

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Dreaming

22 August: Klemtu On my secret sofa, I awoke from a good sleep and a good, if unusual, dream. In the dream I was looking at a crashed canoe (Spirit Dancer II, I think) and the rear end of the … Continue reading

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