environment

Is the Forest Dreaming?

October 8th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

When a forest goes dormant in the fall/winter...does it dream about spring? I've wondered this before, and I will presumably wonder it again in the future. Probably next fall when it begins to go dormant again. I usually head out to my outer coast hatcheries once a year, generally in the fall during broodstock season. [...]

A Day on the Burman

September 21st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

September 21, 2017 - I usually travel to the Conuma River Hatchery in October for the chum run. I usually do a lot of travel in October, so much so that I usually see little of my own bed and much of the inside of hotels or the rooms of residence buildings at sites far [...]

A Frog’s Perspective

September 17th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

September 17, 2017 - Yesterday was a gorgeous day. It was a bit brisk in the morning but fabulously warm by early afternoon, so we grabbed the boards, tossed them on top of the truck, and headed for Sasamat Lake, a spot that we'd never visited even though it's so close. A wrong turn landed [...]

Capilano Canyon

September 10th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

A little rain yesterday seemed to freshen the world up and bring out the colour in everything again, it’s been a long time since some water fell from the sky. I know I’ll be moaning about it in a few months when it won’t stop, but right now it's a welcome change. After a visit [...]

Smoky Sunrise

August 30th, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

Yesterday I had two morning site visits to make on the Island, and an afternoon meeting at the Biological Station. Since two others were coming along and they were both from the Station, I opted out of the ferry and one of them did the driving. I love taking the float planes across the Strait, [...]

Anderson Lake

August 16th, 2017|Just Thinking|

August 16th, 2017 - Any day that work involves riding the motorcycle to a hatchery, and then taking a fabulously scenic drive to visit a spawning channel and look over the debris field from a landslide, and visit a gorgeous lake, is always a good day. However, not all facets of the day were positive. [...]

What a difference a week makes!

August 7th, 2017|The Twisty Route|

August 7th, 2016 - A week ago we went for a motorcycle ride to Squamish for a coffee. That day was spectacular, hot, and under beautiful blue skies sporting a few puffy clouds. We stopped at Porteau Cove for a rest and to take in the sailing race just finishing up at the old ferry [...]

Sort, kill, strip, repeat…

August 2nd, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017, Travel|

August 2, 2017 - There was only one thing on the agenda today, work. And work hard. There are four creeks that the facility takes and releases chum to: Snootli Creek, Thorsen Creek, Saloompt Creek, and Fish Creek at the Airport Channel. Each has a fence installed at this time of year, the fence traps [...]

Back in Bella Coola

August 1st, 2017|117 Photographs in 2017|

August 1, 2017 - I usually come up to Bella Coola in September, for a couple of days of Chinook collection on the Atnarko. It’s usually a couple of amazing days of drift boats, tangle nets, big fish, and lots of grizzly bears. But I thought I’d switch it up this year since I have [...]