Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Quatsino Light House Station

Ron and Rene, Quatsino Light House Keepers.

Ron calling in the 9:30 weather report.
The view from their house.
Wednesday June 18
Depart: Winter Harbour 0745
Overcast 12 C, winds light
We are going to have breakfast and then go for a tour of the Quatsino Light House. Ron and Rene along with their 4 kids, border collie Tess, and assistant gave us a tour around the grounds. It is also home to a miniature horse and about 10 chickens, eagles, a deer or two and in the past they have had a cougar and a bear . It was very interesting to be able to see how the light house keepers live. They have been working as light house keepers since 1994 and it is easy to see they love their lives. In their past life, they were teachers in Prince George. They have a beautiful garden where they grow lots of fruit and vegetables, and best of all they are surrounded by the sea!
Ron had mentioned to Jerry that they had a web site so after a little searching I found it... here is the link.... http://www.fogwhistle.ca/thisandthat/index.html. It is a very good picture of what life would be like working as a light house keeper. Many thanks to Rene and Ron for sharing with us.
Arrive: close by Chapman Islet, Koskimo Bay Quatsino Inlet 1520
Lat: 50 27.57 Lon: 127 52.16
Trip Log: 355.8 nm
We put the prawn trap down in about 120 feet, not really feeling to optimistic, but the chicken skin was really starting to stink. :-)
We didn't travel far today, partly because we had the internet off a local tower and also, the weather is suppose to turn nasty tomorrow.

2 comments:

Pat Shaughnessy said...

I'm happy to see that you are posting again. All the pictures are great and very interesting. Did you get the pics I e-mailed of Charles and Sabina's new hair-dos?

Phil came by yesterday and did a few things for me.
I think on Sat. he and I are going to mail 2 boxes of cones to Jeanie. I want them out of my garage!!!!

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