I am now on the way home, stopped over in Vancouver for the night and heading to Montreal in the morning.I am eager to be home but had an amazing trip with a great last week of time with Annie and her family.

I couldn’t have asked for more; from the Ocean and a warm secluded beach, to the moutains and snow, to a beautiful walk in a mossy forest, to a beautiful drive for a two night stay 4 hours away and then eating freshly caught crab on the beach and then a tour of the Museum of Northern BC… it was great.

I had never really been in Northern BC besides for a stay in the Queen Charlotte Islands as a young child. I have to admit though, now that I am seeing it and metting the people, I am loving it, and would definately concider looking into it if we decided to move to BC as I have wanted ever since we left.

Just after I posted my last blog post, we headed out on Keith and Erin’s boat (friends of Annie) and with their new little rubber boat we headed for Kitson Island, a secluded Island park just south of Prince Rupert. Getting on the little boat from the big one was a bit nervewracking with Wilhelmina (and Camera) in tow but it went perfectly well and it was an amazing adventure…

(as usual click on any of the below pics to see them larger)

Nearly there! sandy prints Little crab

Kitson Island porpoises

tide going out through the trees together

The day after the beach we headed to the top of Mount Haze, the mountain that casts a shadow on Prince-Rupert. We starterd up the bumpy road toward the top and almost considered heading back at one point with all of the snow and Ice, but with help of the 4X4 we made it to the top and the view was just breathtaking. Ocean and islands, eagles and seaplanes flying far below. Seeing the city from high up and the calm and silence of the mountain top…

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Prince-Rupert from Mount haze

The next day was a walk in McClymount park, a park/forest in the middle of Prince-Rupert. The wetness of Prince-Rupert makes everything so green and mossy.

Trees in McClymont Park Sad Fairy Nursing Tree

Shelf Mushrooms Leif tiny mushroom

Part 2 to come…