As I continue to paddle up Little Bridge Creek I am drawn by the contrast of early spring colours. On both sides of me the willows are leafless, allowing me to see bird and wasp nests from the previous year. The ochre, yellow and brown hues lead me peacefully toward the bright budding and energetic […]
Continuing on our paddle up Little Bridge Creek, I saw signs of hard work by those who worked on the 100 Mile Ranch. I am assuming these posts had to do with keeping the cattle from going too close to the creek for water. I was told they used to have a long cable connected […]
Yes, you heard it right…a canoe trip in 100 Mile House! With permission, I took my Chestnut cedar-canvas canoe and paddled up Little Bridge Creek toward Exeter Lake. I made the trip in May and found it to be a beautiful wetland with beaver swimming by my canoe and birds nesting along the shore. Besides […]
I went for a short drive last night after supper and was rewarded with a spectacular sunset. As soon as I saw it developing, I went to the Visitors Centre and then hiked along the marsh to where I had a superb view over the lake and airport beyond. I got several other fun images […]
I decided to bring my camera this morning when I went for my daily walk with my dog, Duggan. He took me down to a little marsh in front of the house. I love this time of year as the colours are muted. It’s sort of like November, but rather than the colours disappearing, they […]
The Chilanko marsh offered a totally different experience to the Bowron River marsh. As you can see above, there were dozens of exciting channels to explore. The soundscape was beyond any marsh I have been in; like being at the symphony!
Last weekend my photo companion Mike Duffy and I drove west to explore the Chilanko Marsh. I had never been there before but as you can see it is very different than the Bowron River marsh where we had been the week before. In the image above, first light hits the Coast Mountains in the distance […]
Canoeing is my favourite mode of transportation. I bought my cedar-canvas Chestnut canoe in 1969 in Vancouver and since then I have paddled 1000’s of kilometres in her. On the Bowron Lakes alone I have paddled over 14,000 kms. That is equivalent to paddling across Canada from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean THREE […]
At 6:50 pm Mike and I were paddling quietly down the Bowron River looking for moose and beaver. Then I heard a huge splashing sound around a corner hidden by willows, so I said to Mike…Moose! Suddenly two loons came flying around the corner splashing their way up the river right beside our canoe. They […]
During a quiet and peaceful evening paddle down the the Bowron River we came across a female moose having a snack of tiny willow buds. Of course the most delicious ones were at the very top…almost out of reach!! Enjoy!