Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Well it's now the end of August and it is cold and raining. Well at least we can't complain about the fact we are dying of heat in our offices. We don't mind the cooler temperatures but what's with the rain? I guess we kind of need it for the forests as we did not get much rain to speak of over the summer and the forests are really dry. Now that the summer is over hopefully life will get back to more routine, not that it hasn't been routine for the summer. Once school is back in the pool will open again and I can get back to swimming 3-5 days a week. Hopefully we will get the walking program up and running that we wanted to do over the summer but with the high temperatures we didn't do more than a few times. Anyway I should get back to work.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16 2010

Well I started this blog almost a year ago. There are days in which I don't know why I stay and others that I can actually answer the question why stay?

Right now it is really quiet in the office as the camp-out is still happening and most people are not here (on reserve). I find that there are days that despite my best efforts I can't seem to get what I want to get done finished. Other days I can. Especially when trying to help people. Whether it's helping get equipment or just checking their vitals. I find that there is never enough thanks given to any of the nursing/ or support staff. Anyway I guess we do the job not expecting thank-yous but they are nice to get when people do recognize our work.

It has been 3 years since I started working for the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council as of August 7 2010. According to what some of the community members say, that is one year longer than the non-aboriginal nurses stay. Well someone had to prove their theory wrong. (that I would leave after 2 years). Some say I'm one of them.. who knows what others think of me. But do I care?.... Well kind of..... Anyway I can't please everyone. Anyway lets see what the next year has in store for the travelling I do on the west coast with this job.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Today I think was the worst landing I have experienced in 3 years of flying in and out of Zeballos. I was actually really scared. Wind blowing from 2 different directions at the same time actually makes for a very very very very very (get the point yet) difficult landing for the pilot and vvvveeeeeeeeerrrrrrryyyyyyy scary for passengers. I grabbed the sissy bar with white knuckles.


People don't let nice white fluffy looking clouds fool you. They might look nice even from the air BUT...........
when you are in a very small air plane they cause some NASTY turbulence.


Views from the air.


The two industries near Gold River is Fishing and Logging. Mainly Logging for Gold River and for the First Nations Fishing (at least for the moment)


The First Picture is up an inlet toward Tahsis which is about 61 KMs up a logging road from Gold River

The rest of the photos are of the mountains in the island. Who would have thought the island had so many mountains