BCs Sunshine Coast

Lazy, laconic times on a sailboat in the sun — in sharp contrast to this weekend’s weather. Here in the temperate rain forest of coastal British Columbia we’re being pelted with 100 mm of rain.

Gibson's Marina

Gibson’s Marina

And this is my 200th straight post here on Emergency Kittens ~ without the kittens!

winter’s rolling in

The first snowfall reminds me how much I miss the days when I was a remote camp cook and also how glad I am to no longer do such a crazy job. Working in the wilderness can come with some very bad weather!

Me, around 30 years old in one of my luxurious tent camp kitchens made from plywood inside a canvas tent. On the stove is a pan of cinnamon buns on the rise.

Me, around 30 years old in one of my luxurious tent camp kitchens made from plywood inside a canvas tent. On the stove is a pan of cinnamon buns on the rise.

The northwest corner of British Columbia is spectacularly beautiful. This was the view from the tent camp where I was working.

The northwest corner of British Columbia is spectacularly beautiful. This was the view from a tent camp where I worked.

Poplar forest

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Poplars are one of my favourite trees, especially in winter when their white bark is magical in a white snowy scene.

tree climbing

shot taken by a friend who loves being with the trees.

shot taken by a friend who loves being with the trees.

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West Coast of Vancouver Island

West Coast of Vancouver Island