16 Abandoned BC Packers net shed, Alert Bay. The waterfront was once lined with these, this is the only one left, and will crumble soon. My cousin Guy and I had a cabinet shop in this building in the early 1980s.
17 Totem poles, Alert Bay.
18 Totem pole.
19 Totem pole.
20 Decrepit house, Alert Bay. I lived here for a year in 1985. It was pretty decrepit even back then. Looks like someone is trying to do some renos now, but it could be beyond repair.
21 West coast fishboat off on a mission, near Alert Bay.
31 Port Alberni from the water. Pulp mills R US. Port Alberni
32 Lonely fish boat, Alberni Canal.
33 Even lonlier.
34 Floating post office, Kildonan, BC.
35 Kildonan post office and wharf.
36 Bamfield, BC post office. Bamfield is a town on both sides of an inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. People mostly get around by boat or water taxi, there are few roads. Extensive boardwalks on both sides provide walking access to the various houses and other establishments in the town. Bamfield
37 Bamfield warning signs. You can die in various ways here.
38 Bamfield longshoreman. I couldn't resist snapping this guy's picture surreptitiously, as he looks really old school. He was waiting to assist in unloading the cargo our ship carried.
40 Bamfield. Trying out the macro function of my camera for the first time.
41 Another macro shot.
42 Bamfield boardwalk.
43 Boardwalk 2.
44 Boardwalk 3.
45 I liked the transluceny effect of this pic, on the boardwalk, Bamfield.
52 My good friend Dave H, who is totally horny about mushrooms, with a prime find.
53 I was more interesed in photos than mushrooms. Our 'shroom picking area was one of the dankest pieces of rainforest I've ever been in. I can't resist mossy trees.
54 The forest floor here was so boggy and laden with rotting stumps and logs that it was hard to walk. Small trees, if you grabbed on for support, would sometimes pull right out of the ground.
55 Dave H in the background, at the fish hatchery where he works.
56 Dave and co-workers at the hatchery. It was hard to get a good photo of these guys, as they moved so fast. They were hauling males and females from the pools where they were mating, in order to fertilize eggs to raise at the hatchery, the fry to be released next year.
57 More moss.
58 Rainforest to the max.
59 Bear country!
60 Chesterman Beach, near Tofino.
61 Surfer girl, Chesterman Beach. Can I say that? OK, surfer woman. I guess I'm still stuck in the Beach Boys era.
62 The largest leaves on any plant I've ever seen, in Canada or elsewhere, Tofino, BC. I don't know what this is, but if I had it in my back yard, I'd put a guard on the door at night. Looks like giant rhubarb.
63 Running shoes on a power line, Tofino, BC.
64 Dave H and pals from their group, "Left at the Junction," rehearsing.
65 Dave with his double bass.
66 House in Ucluelet. My friend Dave H and his family live here. I have a connection, as my father was stationed with an RCAF squadron of Cansos (flying boat) during WW2, on anti-submarine patrol. Ucluelet