A Study in Contrasts

Black Bear ©2012 Janice Tanton
Black Bear ©2012 Janice Tanton

Nothing quite so exciting than starting your trip by getting this close to a bear. I had a great day on the road, experiencing every form of weather from snow to sunshine and every terrain from snow-dusted mountain peak to mossy green swamp. In one day, I spotted two black bears, a huge male elk, bighorn sheep, deer, loons, bald eagles.

It’s made me realize once again, how privileged I am to live in this part of the world, and that so much is right in my own backyard.

And after spending the coldest night in the history of mankind, tent camping on the shores of Purden Lake, BC, I’m just enjoying a few moments of Second Cup coffee, a decent bowl of hot oatmeal, access to the internet and a few minutes on the computer….I’m off again, out of this artificial world of malls, concrete and conversation to the stillness of the Yellowhead Highway and a wicked Stephen King audiobook.

-Signing off from Prince George, Second Cup. Life is good, if somewhat filled with contrasts for me today.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Ethuringer

    Awesome! I have been thinking about you since Caroline told me of your latest adventure!
    Enjoy and take care…would love to catch up sometime on the other side!
    Ellen XO

    1. Janice Tanton

      Thanks for your comment, Ellen. I am writing to you from the Skidegate Youth Centre where we are working away on a community mural. I have met such wonderful folk here.

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