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ranges, alpine lakes teeming with wild Rainbow Trout, and full
of wildlife. Living here goes from no running water or electricity
to spacious log homes with all the conveniences and without
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weather was actually half decent today with mixed sun
and cloud. The temperature finally made it up
to about 20C or 70F in the sun but a hefty breeze helped
to keep down the bugs a bit until this evening.
Yesterday was an absolutely magnificent day with
clear blue sky, albeit a chilly wind. But that
helped to keep down the bugs too which was a good thing
because we attended a block party over at the neighbour's
and he has grass right up to his big covered verandah.
The mosquitoes and black flies were really bad on the
deck so quite a few of us moved our chairs out onto the
grass. As long as you were in the sun, the bugs were bearable.
The get-together was actually a farewell party for a family
that's leaving the lake to move back to Rocky Mountain
House. The work has pretty much dried up here for him,
she has family there, and the schooling opportunities
are, admittedly, much better there for the kids than here.
That only leaves one family with one child left
living here on the lake now. It's going to be
awfully quiet around here with the Webb gang gone. No
boys and girls roaring around on snowmobiles, quads, motorbikes
or doing 360's out on the ice in beat up old vehicles.
We'll all miss them.
Even for such a sad reason it's really nice for so many
people around Nimpo Lake to be able to get together. Actually,
even Charlotte Lake was represented last night. As usual,
there was more food than you could shake a stick at including
loads of dessert as well as drinks, good conversation
and good company. Until our neighbour and his wife
moved here, none of us got together much except
maybe down at Mary's on the other end of the lake. We're
all hermits in a way and no one really thinks much about
putting a little outdoor block party on, but it's become
a little more common in our neighbourhood, and it's really
very nice. We've a good mix of folks in the area making
for lively and interesting conversations. I hope these
little get-togethers become more of a tradition and it's
certainly our turn to host one, but I've had hopes of
pounding the yard into some sort of area for entertaining
in before inviting a bunch of people over. And inviting
anyone before we're past bug season is out
of the question! They're just brutal here. In the meanwhile,
and fortunately for us, those neighbours are pretty
gracious about letting the locals congregate at their
house for a party, at least until the rest of
us can get our act together.
I've received an email from a fellow that came up with
his wife to Nimpo Lake for a week and although we missed
him because we were in Saskatchewan, he was kind enough
to write a bit about their holiday. He also sent me four
pictures but said he sent quite a few more. I just haven't
gotten them yet. When I do, I'll post them up here, perhaps
I hope all the men had a great Father's Day and
were treated with loads of super ties, colognes, aftershaves
and what not. I don't know, do families still
give their Dad's that kind of stuff? I know ours did.
I remember our gifts were pretty lame. My Dad probably
had enough Old Spice to stock a drugstore, and enough
wool socks to stock a department store. The chocolate
covered cherries were always a hit, though probably left
over from Christmas stocks and stale. I remember when
we kids got older and could afford to go together on a
bottle of Crown Royal.....now that was a
hit! It used to last the Old Man for at least a couple
of years. Only once or twice did we get together
and buy him a bottle of good Courvoisier Cognac
and I think my Mom had to help out with that one because
it was so expensive. I remember to this day how furious
my father was the first time he pulled it out for a visitor
and the person drank it like it was water. After that,
if he had Courvoisier, it only came out for very special
people with discerning tastes, and then only rarely.
Happy Father's Day, Dads!
Friday The Thirteenth
everyone's favorite Friday today. Hope you all made it
through the superstitious day okay. Personally, I had
a fairly useless day today. I'm attempting to renew my
passport, which is a US one, and it would seem it's a
lot more difficult than it was when I first applied for
it ten years ago.
I've pretty much got everything together, but I
need to know where to send it and you wouldn't believe
how difficult it is to find something as simple as that
out. I'm an American in Canada. I have three addresses.
One for Canada and two for the States. Since I have to
send the original copy of my marriage certificate I would
like to make damned sure I have the right address. How
difficult is that?
Well....apparently damned difficult.
I downloaded the passport renewal form from the US Consulate
site in Vancouver which has an address on it, but the
information on parts of the form is out of date so it
can be assumed that the address information might be as
well. I found the same downloadable form at a different
embassy site, with a different address to send to.
The Consulate General in Vancouver is not taking calls,
from anyone. Nada. Not a soul. You could
be Jesus Christ himself and you would be put through the
most circuitous, tortuous route of computer generated
answering machines and numbers to press of any I have
ever had the misfortune to deal with. Even Telus wasn't
Finally, after winding your way through a series of computer
instructions, one of the digital voices admits that no
one at the Consulate will take a phone call. If you want
to make an appointment, you have to use the website to
do so. If you want any other information, you have
to find it on the website and if you can't, tough!
That's pretty much the impression you get anyway. I did
finally reach a real human being on a switchboard who
after listening to me ask for someone that could answer
my simple question, promptly put me through to the next
round of computer generated 'press this number'
I found a number that I could call at the National Passport
Center, presumably in the States, but it cannot be called
from Canada. So what it comes down to is the governments
of Canada and the US want everyone to have a valid, up-to-date
passport to secure their respective borders from terrorism,
but the two bit bastards are too cheap or too lazy to
have actual human beings manning the phones, directing
calls, and actually answering questions.
I don't just get frustrated but fed up with our
bureaucracy. It's huge, ponderous, and inefficient
at best, but when it gets to the point that the body is
there, but it's not doing anything, then why does it exist?
I'm sick of these morons that make laws but have no clue
of the effects. These bottom feeders sit there and collect
huge pay checks and liberal pensions to have their secretaries
do all their work for them all their lives. They
have no idea what the real world is, and that our reality
is having to deal with the monster they have created.
I have a lot better things to do than spend a good portion
of my day sitting on the phone listening to computer generated
voices, punching numbers as instructed hoping that this
time it will take me to where I want to go, only to have
to hang up and start all over again. You can bet the dirt
bag sitting in his office that dreamed up that roundabout
computer bullshit has never had to do the same himself.
His secretary always did it. In the meanwhile, I am in
exactly the same place these many hours later as I was
when I first picked up the phone this morning to find
out if I mail my passport renewal to Philadelphia, or
to Pittsburgh, PA. or to Vancouver, B.C.
I'm pretty sure that our race will not go out with
a bang, but rather with a whimper under the crushing weight
of our bureaucracy.
We had some mixed sun and cloud today, but it wasn't a
great day to be outside, simply because it was so chilly.
The wind is still blowing out of the north and west bringing
a real chill to the air and white caps out on the main
arm of Nimpo Lake all day. Several days, actually. It
never did get much above 14C or 58F in the
sun today, while it got pretty close to freezing last
night. I keep waiting for that high to move in that the
weathermen keep talking about, hopefully bringing some
sunshine and warmer temperatures. My veggies are doing
the same. I don't think they have much longer to live.
They're all scrunched up in the cold and looking
awfully unhappy. I don't blame them.
The only advantage to a cool, brisk, wind was that I was
able to go for a walk for the first time in days without
any repellent on and saw no mosquitoes in the back woods
at all. Even the dogs were enjoying not losing several
ounces of blood as they sniffed their way along the trail.
I met some natives in a pickup truck cruising slowly along
the trail looking for Morel mushrooms. There are quite
a few around this year from what I understand. I spotted
a big one along the trail last week but left it there
not thinking much of it. However, it's long since gone
after a few locals have discovered the mushrooms are out
and I guess a few boxes have already been shipped out
on the plane. I suppose there's a benefit to our cool,
moist weather after all.
In case I don't get a chance to write before then, the
second coat of paint will be going on the floor of the
Nimpo Lake Community Hall on Sunday for anyone interested
in helping with that. Oh, and Henry got all of the red
trees down on the Hall grounds and rather than take the
branches off, he put them into a big pile. Everyone is
welcome to use the pile for firewood until this winter.
Then around Christmas or New Year's we'll make
it a community event and have the mother of all bonfires!
That'll be fun. Maybe someone can bring fireworks
and we'll put together some food. Party time!
The Very Long Day
sorry I didn't write yesterday, folks. It turned out to
be a very, very long day. When it was done I was too pooped
to pop and way too tired to write an article!
I was out murdering dandelions and picking the flowers
off of them before they went to seed all morning, and
then when Andy came home around noon, made the mistake
of suggesting we put the lawn in. I didn't exactly expect
to get the whole lawn in yesterday, but
I thought it would be nice if we could at least get a
start on it. Not only did we get a start on it,
we finished it. Rocks and sticks raked off of
the ground where stumps had been removed. Manure piled
on and spread out with the Bobcat and by rake. Seeded,
rolled, and some of it even watered. It was last night
after supper before we even went up to Nimpo to get the
roller so as you can imagine, it was a long, long day
by the time we were completely finished. But that's one
huge job off the list. There are still some smaller areas
that need to be fixed up and seeded but I'm pretty darn
happy with what we have so far. Hopefully it will cut
the dust down a bit.
We couldn't have asked for a better day to work
outside yesterday. In fact, for a whole second
or two, we discussed going fishing instead of working.
It was hot and sunny and actually kept the bugs down pretty
good. It could get bad if you got into the trees or grass,
or even raking some of the damp manure, but still much,
much better than it has been for days. It turned out to
be just a one day wonder though. Today was back to being
overcast and buggy, and periodically spitting rain. Actually,
now that we have grass seed down, it would be nice to
see rain every day so I'm not constantly moving sprinklers,
but I can't imagine that being our luck. I'm sure
it will turn hot as Hades instead.
One of the biggest challenges now will be to keep the
new pup from destroying the new lawn. Or bringing prizes
onto it. She's found where the roots from our stumps are
stashed and periodically grabs the hairiest one she can
find and makes a mad dash up onto the lawn with it where
she chews it into submission. I've found more interesting
junk on the little bit of green grass we actually have
in the past week than I've seen on there in years. The
pup is also fond of chewing on rocks, which is the worse
thing there is for a dog's teeth. Raking rocks
and sticks while preparing the ground yesterday meant
a lot of time chasing her down to retrieve a stone prize
from her jaws.
All of the fresh snow that showed up on the mountains
the other morning is pretty much melted now and our temperatures
are finally coming up a bit. It got down to 3C or around
35F last night but up to 16 or 17C (65F) today. It was
much warmer yesterday with the sun of course, but I never
looked at the thermometer so I have no idea where it maxed
out. We got nearly a half inch of rain when the mountains
got snow so it's a bit damp out yet, but the breeze from
the last few days will dry it out in a hurry.
I saw a really awesome thing yesterday morning while committing
murder on dandelions. I was down by the cabin when I heard
this loud kerplunk, like a big person jumping into a pool.
I looked up and could see this bird splashing out
in the reed bed, then go under water, then back up again
with its wings outstretched. At first I thought
it was a loon dancing on the water the way they do, when
I realized that the bird was trying to get out of the
water. Finally it made it a few feet off of the surface
of the water and it had a really big fish in its
claws. It started out over the lake and after
just a few feet dropped like a stone almost into the water
again, then back up. It bumbled its way across the lake
to the far shore, finally climbing up out over the trees
there, still hanging onto its fish. I couldn't tell for
sure what it was because its back was the dark brown of
an immature eagle and it was big! But most probably
it was an osprey. Andy was pretty sure that a
bald eagle can't be drug down under the surface of the
water and still manage to make its way back up again.
What I wouldn't have done to have my camera in my hands.
I've seen the odd osprey before with a fish but I've not
actually seen one catch a fish big enough to drag it under!
Wow. It was sure something to see.
There are a few cool sights around lately. Andy saw a
big doe on the road on the way to Nimpo the other day
and quite a few people have reported spotting some
tiny black bear cubs between Nimpo Lake and Anahim Lake
that don't seem to have a momma around. Bad news
for them. Even worse news for the woman that was stopped
along the highway, down in the ditch trying to encourage
them to eat from her hand, I guess while her husband took
pictures. If there was a sow around, one
could end up dead or dog meat awfully fast. If there wasn't,
encouraging cubs to become familiar with humans and their
food is a good way to have them get shot when they grow
up. I can only assume these people were tourists. One
of the locals is supposed to be contacting Fish &
Game so that they can determine if there is
a sow tending the cubs. If not, I'm not sure what they
can do about it other than trap them and put them with
a rescue group.
We're finally seeing a little sun this evening so I have
strong hopes that we'll see a nice day tomorrow and if
that's the case, I need to get as much computer work done
tonight as I can. See you tomorrow.
of....We had a mixed bag of sun and cloud today,
leaning heavily toward the cloud. Every time I
took a shot at getting something accomplished outside,
it would start spitting hail or rain so we ended up working
in the cabin for a good part of the day.
Happily, the trim is down now all around the edge of the
new flooring, the beds and furniture put back in place,
and the fridge and stove are in their new spot, having
replaced the old wood cook stove Andy donned his electrician
hat and rewired the 220 plug in for the electric stove
so now all we need is a new plug for the fridge. The appliances
were in an awkward spot before located more in what you
would term the 'living area' and will now be replaced
by a beautiful baby Blaze King. All we need to get now
is the tile to go under it and new insulated chimney and
the cabin will be ready to go for the summer.
Oh....well....and a new roof.
That will go up some time this summer, but for now I would
really like to concentrate on getting a lawn in. If it's
going to keep raining like this, we might as well get
some grass seed in, even if all we can use is the single
load of manure we got last fall. We're running out of
time on that score.
The bugs are still brutal, of course, and not only has
our black fly season started, it would appear to be in
full swing. But it looks like we might actually
get some sun and warmer temperatures in the next couple
of days. If that's the case, then it might burn
off some of the bugs during the day and we can get outside
and get some work done. I got an email from the folks
that just took over Rich Hobson's ranch on the other side
of the mountains to the east, and it doesn't look like
they've got much in the way of bugs yet. Hopefully, it
stays that way. I sure look forward to hearing more from
I'm pretty excited about a project that Heidy from
over at Charlotte Lake's Atnarko B&B is doing for
me. My first German translated page. Yoo hoo!
I've always wanted the site translated into German for
the European folks but have never trusted the sites online
that will convert a web site from one language to another
to be accurate or natural sounding. Heidy has already
done the home page for me and you can see it at Resorts
BC/Deutsch . I can only understand
a bit of it but it sure looks beautiful to me! So once
I get caught up on some other stuff I'll set up a new
navigation button on the site so that people that would
prefer to read it in the German language can.
I have some other plans for this site, including
installing some downloadable maps, both detailed hiking/biking/quadding
trail maps, but also some overview maps of our regions
with lots of geological detail. One of those I
have nearly built already. I just need to finish adding
the names to lakes and waterways. But we still have to
go out on the fourwheeler and with the truck sometime
this summer and use the GPS to map trails and roads in
the West Chilcotin. Just gotta find the time. Too many
projects. Too little time.
Nothing else new on the home front here so I'm on to other
work. Here's wishing you a bug free night, folks!
really can't think of a better term to describe our weather
today. When I got up this morning it looked like it was
snowing over the mountains and there were mosquitoes plastered
all over the screen outside of the windows. That pretty
much determined for me what I was going to be doing for
the day. I have a lot of work to catch up on the computer
and I wasn't up to fighting bugs and put up with the chill
outside at the same time.
It clouded over and got darker and darker until
late this afternoon when the thunder started.
The temperature only ever managed to creep up to a little
over 10C or 50F so I don't know how it could have been
warm enough for a thunderstorm. We got some really good
boomers, one of them making us all jump it was so close.
Then came the hail, and then came the rain. We never did
get snow but I was expecting it at any moment.
Our temperature right now is 5C or only a scant
40 degrees but I expect it will get colder yet with a
wind out of the north. We were within one degree
of frost last night and away from the lake I guess it
did freeze. Although I did pull the plastic
off of the zucchini plants today, I expect that hard hail
pretty much did them in. I never did pull the plastic
off of the rest of the vegetables so I have no idea what's
happening under there. I don't want to know either.
The weathermen are calling for snow up on the mountain
passes throughout the province tonight, including
5 to 10 cm up on the Coke. I guess there was a blizzard
up there last week so I suppose snow this week won't be
anything new. While we freeze, they're still baking back
east, although not quite as much as yesterday, and they're
getting their share of thunderstorms. We watched a huge
house float away on a flooding river down in Iowa on the
news tonight. That water must have some
power. It picked up that whole monster house and just
floated it away like it was made up of matchsticks. Which
is all it will be by now of course. What a shame.
I watched a marathon of one hour shows called 'Naked Science'
last night and it was really interesting. The first
was about the causes of ice ages and when we might expect
the next one, which is what caught my attention
initially. It was really interesting and really informative.
Did you know that the earth has been caught up in a period
of calm termed 'boring' for the last 10,000 years and
that's actually not the norm? In fact,
according to the scientists on the show, 'normal' climate
on earth for the last four billion years has been in a
constantly changing state of flux with rapid heating and
cooling periods in its history. The drilling and study
of ice cores all over earth, some up to two miles deep,
has shown scientists that the earth does not
slowly slide into ice ages, and slowly slide out of them.
In fact, different geological or asteroid occurrences
have brought on ice ages within ten years that
can last for the short term or long, some of them so sudden
that up to 95% of the species on earth at the time have
been wiped out.
Of course there was speculation toward the end of the
show that we may be the cause of the next
ice age with global warming, but it sounds like a huge
volcanic eruption can be just as much at fault. It's nice
to see a program that gives in-depth explanations for
theories and that can show just how complicated earth's
climate really is. The next few hours that I watched all
had different subjects, all equally interesting, including
one about the sun and its imminent collapse. The
line up certainly beat 'Dancing with the Stars' by a long
Sadly, shows such as the first one I watched last night
always seem to have to get overly melodramatic when talking
about humans and global warming, taking away some of the
credibility in my opinion. The narrator talked about
what would happen if earth was plummeted into an ice age
over a ten year period, and used London, England as an
example city. He said that temperatures could
drop to -30, roads and highways would be covered with
ice and snow and not only could you not navigate them,
but vehicles would not start in the cold and buildings
would collapse under the weight of snow. People would
die of cold unless they bundled up in arctic cold weather
gear and if their vehicle died on the road, they would
perish at -30 inside their car. It sounded just
like home to me. Welcome to Canada!
I really kind of had to laugh. Talk about over dramatization!
In most places in Canada, that's our winter
and we've adapted just fine. Obviously if you didn't have
a summer, then without crops to feed domestic animals
and ourselves, survival of the majority of the human population
would definitely be questionable. But I think that you
could trust good old human ingenuity and the instinct
for survival to maintain some remnant of our species.
Face it, with a smaller number of humans populating the
planet, there would be plenty of fuel resources to power
the lights and heat needed to grow food and keep domestic
animals. You would just have to get past the initial
wipe out of a good bit of the human race. Those
populations closer to the equator would definitely have
an advantage but just think how quiet it would be around
Interestingly, many of the significant events that led
up to an eventual ice age on the first show I watched
had some striking similarities to some of the climate
we're seeing globally today. Extreme weather events were
expected to become more and more common. I don't think
my memory is failing me when I say that the weather definitely
seems to have become more violent in the past few years.
Witness the barrage of tornadoes across the Midwest,
and in states and provinces where they are rarely, if
ever, seen. Flooding throughout North America
is becoming more and more common and although cyclones,
tsunami and hurricanes have always been around, they too
seem to be increasing in number and violence.
Although it's too easy and too glib to blame every day
weather on global warming, I do have to admit that we're
definitely seeing a trend in our area that I've never
seen before. Two out of three rainy summers is unheard
of out in this country, normally considered a
high, arid plateau in the rain shadow of the Coast Mountain
Range. Like everyone else, I'm hoping that our cool, rainy
spring is not setting us up for yet another wet summer.
That would be three out of four years and definitely not
our weather pattern. The unusually cold spring has also
broken low temperature records down on the lower mainland,
and yet our flash in the pan hot weather we had for about
three days a couple of weeks ago broke 79 high temperature
records all over the province. Is the planet seeing gradually
more extreme weather and more violent storms that on a
small scale replicate earth's wild climatic swings over
millennia? Or are we just more aware of global weather
because the media is reporting it more and because
climate change is a term that has intruded into every
conversation, and one that we hear every day, day in and
day out, everywhere we go. Face it, the media is going
to report what sells, and right now, climate change sells.
I might buy that as the cause except that climate has
always been of personal interest to me, and I'm sure ours
is changing. But who knows for certain? Sometimes I'm
sure of where I left an item, and I'm wrong
50% of the time!
seems that every time I consult my list of things to do,
it just gets longer. I'm sure that's the case
for everyone but around here it really does seem to be
the 'Never-ending Story', and frankly, for the second
day in a row, I'm beat.
The AGM for our local tourism association was a
success, I think. Everyone ended up using my laptop
for their presentations which was a new one on me.
I have never used one of those projectors before on my
own laptop but it sure works like a hot darn. I want one
of those! It looks like it would be a great tool for our
community and we could actually hold movie nights at the
Hall. That would be cool. Unfortunately, the average price
seems to be about a $1000 or more which is a lot of money.
I'm not sure the amount we would use such a thing would
warrant paying that kind of money. I'll have to keep an
eye out and see if a projector could be purchased used.
In any case, the AGM pretty much shot down my whole Friday
while pouring concrete for the church/school yesterday
shot down Andy's right until two in the morning when he
did the final finishing on the cement floor. Then he was
back at the community hall today getting it ready for
painting this week.
I've spent the last two days outside fighting bugs
trying to get stuff done, including finishing
transplanting the vegetables to their home outside. Unfortunately,
it just doesn't look like most of them are going to make
it. I don't know if my soil is too rich (horse manure
several years old, so it shouldn't be), the plants were
too mature, if it's just too cold, or if too much moisture
is collecting under the plastic I have to throw over them
every night. Regardless of the cause, it's going to be
a tremendous waste of time and energy if nothing survives.
I should have waited for the greenhouse to be built, I
guess. There are a lot of other things I could have
accomplished in the time I've spent on those vegetable
plants...like going fishing! Either way, it will
be a shame to lose them since most of the tomato and cucumber
plants were already bearing fruit.
Today was mostly mixed sun and cloud with a cool breeze
and temperatures maxed out at 13C in the sun, or about
54F. The bugs were absolutely ferocious, especially whenever
clouds blocked the sun. In some spots where I was working
I would have to set up two mosquito coils on either side
of me just to make it bearable. It doesn't help when you're
working with moist soil and there's lots of water standing
around. Heaven for bugs. Hell for me.
For two days in a row people have stopped by to visit
and have been driven away by the mosquitos. Courtesy would
suggest that I invite folks inside so we could have a
visit away from the bugs but I have so much stuff to do
right now that I really can't stop for visitors.
Everyone is horrified at the thought that this year
is going to be as bad for mosquitoes as it was last year,
but it's certainly looking that way. I realize that this
site is intended to encourage people to come and visit
our area, but in all honesty, I really think folks are
better off waiting until July to visit our region after
the bugs have slacked off a bit. It really wouldn't be
pleasant for most tourists right now and I couldn't in
good conscience assure anyone that this time of year would
be a good time to come to Nimpo Lake for a visit.
A combination of lots of snow in the winter, lots of rain
in the spring, and a lot of standing water because so
many pines are dead, are probably the main contributors
to the large mosquito population for the past three years
running. I have to admit that if this is going to become
a trend, I think I'll be planning holidays away from here
during the month of June in future. My patience
is running pretty thin, as is my blood supply.
I feel most sorry for our dogs, two of which are black,
because they just get eaten alive. It's not too bad for
them in the yard because if they lay on the gravel where
it's dry they aren't bothered too much by mosquitoes and
we try to keep some non deet repellent on them. But when
we go for a walk, the bugs are just brutal. We'll get
about half way through the woods and when I find
I'm doing the Chilcotin Wave full time, I'll look
around at the dogs and their faces and backs will just
be covered in mosquitoes. We'll pop out of the woods onto
the road where it's open and it's not much better there.
We're usually doing a half walk, half run by the time
we hit our driveway. I can certainly see how the old timers
could be driven half mad by the little pests. I can't
imagine what it would be like for the wildlife but I expect
they're pretty scarce down low right now. Most of
the animals, if they're smart, will have moved to higher
elevations where it's still freezing at night.
Not that it isn't close here. What we need is Ontario's
present temperatures to burn off some of those bugs.
As usual, my theory that when we have one extreme here,
Ontario will have the opposite weather extreme and it
certainly seems true this week. Their temperatures have
been in the thirties with humidity making it feel like
it's over 40C or well over a 100 degrees. While we could
certainly use some heat, that is a little
high. Although the people in Vancouver may not be feeling
that way. Their temperatures were no higher than ours
today and with their humidity, it will feel much colder
and damper than it does here. All I know is that we've
had to start a fire for the last few nights and the heat
from that wood stove has felt awfully good!
This is the start of a new week so last week's articles,
including me expressing my usual opinionated self can
be found at June
The purpose of this web site is to draw attention to a
remote area of west central British Columbia. It is a
beautiful area that relies heavily on tourism. The search
engines don't know much about the West Chilcotin, Anahim
Lake, Nimpo Lake or any of the other small communities
in the region and I hope to change that! Even as large
as this site will eventually be, there just isn't enough
room or time in the day to fully describe this incredible
country but I am going to try scraping away at the tip
of the iceberg, so join me!
the links, and see what the West Chilcotin is really like!