Road Trip out West, May 22 2015

From Comox to Port Hardy BC.

Comox Shoreline

 

 

Comox Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comox  Boardwalk

 

 

 

 

Pacific Jellyfish, Comox

 

 

Pacific Fishing Boat, Comox BC

 

 

 

Trawler Floats

 

Caamano Sound BC

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Brunswick Billiard Table Iron. Collender Co.

 

 

The Vintage Shoppe, Merville BC

 

 

Black Creek Antiques, Very old Spanish Galleon Canon, sunk around 1650 off the coast of Florida

 

 

Wall mounted Bear Taxidermy, Black Creek Antiques

 

 

 

 

 

Oyster Bay Rest Area

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Weed Macro

 

Little Red Crab. He’s a bit dead.

 

 

 

 

 

Elk Falls Provincial Park

 

Campbell River Fire, 1966

 

 

 

“The John Hart Generating Station, located within the City of Campbell River, has been operating since 1947. To ensure it continues to deliver clean, reliable energy for years to come, the facility is being modernized.

BC Hydro’s early site preparation works are now complete. In November 2013, BC Hydro announced SNC-Lavalin Inc. is the preferred general contractor, and in February 2014, BC Hydro signed the contract with InPower BC (SNC-Lavalin) for the John Hart project which includes the construction of an innovative, underground powerhouse that will enhance public safety and improve the site’s environmental footprint.

Construction work started in spring 2014 and the project is expected to be completed by 2018/2019.” from https://www.bchydro.com/energy-in-bc/projects/john_hart_generating.html

John Hart Hydro Station Penstocks

 

 

 

 

Elk Falls Provincial Park

 

Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

 

 

Elk Falls, BC

 

 

“A thundering waterfall and some of the finest year-round salmon fishing in Canada are just two of the reasons Elk Falls is one of the most popular provincial parks on Vancouver Island. Add to that the extensive network of forest trails, the nearby Quinsam salmon hatchery and, in the fall, the sight of spawning salmon in the Quinsam and Campbell Rivers, and it’s easy to see why this provincial park is considered one of the best campground accommodations in the “Salmon Capital of the World.””

from http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/elk_falls/

Elk Falls BC

 

Woss Lake Village Office

 

 

 

 

Vintage Railway car, Woss Lake

“Woss, also commonly known as Woss Lake after the nearby lake of the same name, is a small village in the Nimpkish Valley, located 75 km (47 mi) southeast of Port McNeill and 128 km (80 mi) north of Campbell River on Highway 19, in northeastern Vancouver IslandBritish ColumbiaCanada. The estimated population of Woss and the Nimpkish Valley is 200. The town of Woss lies about 3 km north of Woss Lake, a long, narrow lake stretching about 10 km in a primarily north-south direction with a maximum width of about one km, the southern portion of which is part of Woss Lake Provincial Park.

Woss is a member municipality of the Regional District of Mount Waddington, which also includes Alert BayPort AlicePort McNeillHyde CreekCoal HarbourHolbergMalcolm IslandQuatsino and Port Hardy. Woss has regular telephone service, but no cellular phone services. Woss has one elementary school, Woss Lake Elementary School, for students grades K-7.

Until the late 1960s, Woss was accessible only by rail from Beaver Cove on the Englewood Railway. During this time, most of the loggers were housed in bunkhouses heated with wood-fired steam. One of the original steam powered locomotives is currently used as a working tourist attraction. Nearby Woss Lake is the main summer recreational playground for Woss residents and the original community campground at the lake is now Woss Lake Provincial Park.”

from Wikipedia

 

 

Slow Down! Jack Asses.

 

H. A. Rusty Edward, Woss Lake BC

 

 

Vintage Fire Truck, Woss Lake BC

 

 

International Truck, BC 170

 

 

Woss Lake, BC

 

Woss Lake, BC

 

 

 

Quatse River, BC

 

Quatse River Regional Park & Campground, Port Hardy BC

 

 

Welcome to Port Hardy BC

 

 

Port Hardy BC, Carrot Campaign

“THIS CARROT, MARKING THE NORTHERN END OF THE ISLAND HIGHWAY, IS A SYMBOL OF GOVERNMENT ROAD BUILDING PROMISES, DANGLED IN FRONT OF NORTH ISLAND SETTLERS SINCE 1897. THE SUCCESSFUL LATE 1970’S “CARROT CAMPAIGN” WAS AIMED AT MAKING THE GOVERNMENT KEEP PROMISES OF A COMPLETED ISLAND HIGHWAY.”

The waters around Port Hardy are full of fish!

 

 

Port Hardy Harbour

 

 

Halibut Deckhand for hire

 

 

Port Hardy BC

“Port Hardy is a district municipality in British ColumbiaCanada located on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Port Hardy has a population of 4,008 at last census (2011). It is the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park, the North Coast Trail and the BC Marine Trail, located on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. The community’s access to spectacular wilderness adventures, such as kayaking, caving, world-class scuba diving, nature viewing, surfing, fishing and camping invites visitors to “Live the Adventure”.

Port Hardy’s twin city is NumataJapan.” from Wikipedia

 

 

Western Red Cedar

 

Western Red Cedar, Port Hardy BC

 

 

 

Vintage Logging Notches to aid swinging a big axe. Port Hardy BC

 

 

West Coast Ferns

 

 

This is how Leif and Heather go camping…

 

Beef on the wood fire in a cast iron pan. A Canadian camping dinner.

 

Campfire Sparks

 

 

Elk Falls Hipstamatic

 

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