Friday, August 23, 2013

We arrived at my Cousin Judith's in Donnelly, Alberta late Tuesday afternoon.  She and her husband Doug have grandson Carson visiting for a few days so it is very busy around here.  I've been out doing some exploring and geocaching and have found several old farm buildings.  Geocaches are few and far between in this vast country.  Several of the caches I have found hadn't been visited in two years as they are further off the beaten path.  We're going to spend a few more days here and do some day trips out with the car to do more exploring.  Our current plan is to wait until after Labour Day before moving down to spend some time in the Canadian Rockies. 

Early morning across Qwillim Lake north of Tumbler Ridge, BC where we stayed a week ago

Two of the four beavers we watched in Gwillim Lake one morning

The WAC Bennett Dam on the Peace River in northern BC.  Last time I was here was 1966 with my brother Tom and they had just started to build the dam.  It is larger than it looks as the two lane road across the top is pictured below.

The road across the top of the dam

Bad weather moving in on the dam as we leave

Spotted these guys in the town of Chetwynd

Just as we were leaving Chetwynd we had to stop on the highway for this guy.  He was afraid to cross the newly painted yellow line.

We had a wiener roast for lunch yesterday.  Doug, Carson, Aileen, Judith and me.  Mitzy was behind the camera ensuring it worked correctly

This was once someone's dream

Mid 50's Plymouth

A wee house and an old threshing machine

An old Binder

Showy Asters are the dominant flower in the north right now

The roof has had it on this old barn

A once nice house has had its day