I repost the photo of this large mural, by Paul Ygartua in Chemainus, B.C. It is striking, amazing, and demonstrates the character of the Salish people who have fought the elements, harnessed the land with respect, challenged wind and rain, and carved out an amazing culture, on British Columbia's Vancouver Island.
After making it from Ottawa to Vancouver, to Nanaimo, driving to our hotel in Chemainus.
After visiting Duncan, an initial tour around the town, and a wonderful theatre experience, we had an early dinner Saturday night. Sunday, we toured, and Monday we went to Salt Spring Island.
Post #2 Tour around the town: Chemainus
Post #4 Next, we went to Duncan: Totem Poles
Post #6 Crofton, Vancouver Isl.
Post #7 Salt Spring Island tour
Post #8 Crofton's Pulp and paper mill
|The sign says, "We passed many Indian villages |
on our way down the coast. The Indian people and their art
touched me deeply" ~Emily Carr
|Lots exploited its resources,|
like H.R. MacMillan (1885-1967)!
|Then there is the topiary!|
|More topiary, gardens under construction|
We took a brief trip to Fuller Lake, just west of Chemainus.
The airport was a busy spot, with many doing the work required to keep it running smoothly.
Here is where the good jobs are: welding, a marketable trade profession.
It was a fabulous mother/daughter trip and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I could never travel with my mother, she had several health issues. This was such a treat.
|Here we are: a selfie with Caitlin's camera!|
We flew back over flood-ravaged Alberta.
I managed a bad photo of Lake Superior, with Isle Royale, across the lap of the woman beside me who slept. Flying standby, Caitlin and I didn't sit together!
Also, we spotted Perth and the Rideau from the air.
There were souvenir 'Close Eyes' for all. Dorah was pleased that I brought her home a bag that matched my Native-created t-shirt.
|Not only is she on the dining room table...|
but she is bagged.