Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December 8 2009

It was very cold this morning but it makes for cool pictures. I had a flight out to Zeballos this morning but no one was in the community so I was able to come back to Gold River right away.

These two pictures are of Big bend A great swimming spot for the summer. But it looks a little to COLD for a dip.

the Very cool water falls are so cool frozen.

there are many different falls on the way to the plane dock.

long way to the top of the falls.

Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16 2009

We are having some interesting weather here on the west coast. I guess the wet coast is living up to its name. I do prefer the rain to fall than having the snow fall.

Right now on Drive BC the warning 1. Flooding form Gold River to Buttle Narrows (@128pm) warning 2. Wash out 15km west of Gold River to 25 km west of Buttle Narrows Bridge. The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. (Nov 16 @ 129)
The Weather Network warnings:
1. Rain fall warning: an additional rainfall of 30-70 mm by Tuesday morning. This is a warning that significant rainfall is expected or occurring in these regions (inland Vancouver island). A slow moving pacific Frontal System over the south coast of BC will continue to bring rain at times heavy of the area today and tonight. Additional Rainfall amounts of 30-70 mm can be expected by Tuesday morning with the highest amounts over the Howe sound and near the North shore mountains. However strong southerly winds will redevelop over night expecting to ease by Tuesday morning.
2. Wind Warning: inland Vancouver island
Southwesterly winds of 50-70 km/h will develop over night. This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions.

Well I have a flight tomorrow morning from Gold River to Zeballos. With return later in the day. Today's flights were canceled lets see if tomorrow we fly. If the rain does come we might need to build an ark and just float over there. Mind you if the wind is high we might not make it even in a boat. Thankfully the pilots we have are good about checking the weather and if the wind is above about 20 they don't fly.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November, 14 2009

Well this week we have all weather Sunny with cloudy periods, Rain and Snow. Here are some photos taken Thursday November 12th 2009. The views today around here would be beautiful but didn't have my camera with me. It snowed most of the morning.

the picture below is out the window at my office, at work.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nov 10 2009

Okay this afternoon and evening it was trying very very hard to snow in town today. Knock on wood it was to warm here for it to stick. But I can guaranty that if you head out of town from Gold River to Buttle Narrow would have a ton on snow on the road etc..... IT'S WAY TO EARLY FOR SNOW. (snow is a 4 letter bad word)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nov. 7 2009

Well all the rain we had on the 5 th we thought we needed an Ark. ...... Now where are the snow shoes. Guess what happened over night....

Its very beautiful up on the Mountain But......
Very, ugly on the pavement where I want to take my Vehicle

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nov. 5 2009

Well I have not been able to get any good pictures lately. But the mountains around here are very snowy on top. It is currently very wet and miserable as it is raining hard out today, so bad the ground is having trouble soaking it all up. Right now with the flu season upon us at work we have been very, very busy giving flu shots and trying to keep up with the demand. We keep running out of the seasonal flu vaccine so people please be patient with us we are doing the best we can.

I will post more pictures once I have some to post.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thanksgiving Day afternoon

This is what the Mountains looked like on the road between Campbell River and Gold River. I Guess it got cold enouph here this week that we have a touch of snow on the hills around us.

Friday, October 9, 2009

One For the Pilots out there

Here is a view of the pilots controls from one of the planes I go in....

Views from one of my Communities

The mountians go on forever it is soooooo peaceful here.... At least most of the time....
No wonder the elders miss this place when they are not here.....

The view of the harbour

This is where the plane leaves me every week.....
The picture below is of the Dock in Zeballos
This is a picture standing on the dock looking over the water....
From the dock looking toward one of the comminitys I visit which is about 2 Km from town...(the white buildingd in the distance)...A diffrent angle from the dock

More Photos from the air.

Yes the Views are beautiful

Open Ocean off in the distance there....

Veiws from the Air on my way out to my remote communities

As you can see it really is a float plane I'm in. Yes in bad weather it can be a bit ruff (the flight that is)....

Fog coming in off the open Ocean.

Kind of cool seeing the fog bank from this view point.....
.....And now we are right on top of it....

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friendly Cove

The boat at the dock at Friendly Cove

The Light house at Friendly Cove.

This is the home of the Family who lives full time out at Friendly Cove

One of the Views on the way out to Friendly Cove.

Friendly Cove is where Captain Cook first met the First Nations peoples of Nootka sound. There is still one family who still lives there and takes care of the land. Every year a campout happens there and everyone finds it refreshing to be there. It is also called Yuquot which means where the four winds blow. During the summer there is a boat that goes out there twice a week for 1.5 hrs to 3 hrs depending on the day. It takes about 2 hrs each way but worth the trip here are some pictures taken on my trip out.......

Friendly Cove stained glass windows

These two stained glass windows are at the church in Friendly Cove. The top photo the caption reads Reunion De los Capitanes Bodega-Quadra & Vancouver 28 Agosta de 1792

The caption on this one reads
Father Magin Catala Preaching to the Indians
Nootka- 1794-1830

Gold River Forest Fire

So we had some excitement this summer, This is a pic of the smoke on the hill right in the village of Gold River. The fire came within 1.5 KM of the village and not closer.
The Pictures of the flames are not clear until you expand them .......

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tin Wis Resort in Tofino

This is the Tin Wis Resort near Tofino. At one point it was a residential school in which the First Nations People have converted to a great resort.