|It took a while, but this tug and long barge caught up to us, just at a turbulent area. Looking out the back window, the tug has begun his turn, and it appears the barge he is towing is heading straight for us.|
|A fish processing boat in a hurry.|
|The Roy Christian is really plowing. Maybe he should be called John Deere.|
|Al wants to explore Yorke Island where there are WWII embattlments. Maybe on our way down.|
The strait has been much calmer than we have heard it can be! By the time we get to Port Neville, the sun has come out and it is a lovely day.
|Viking Star from the top of the ramp. It's low tide.|
|The historic homestead built and owned by the Hansen family. This is the store/post office.|
|An old sign...|
|...and a new one.|
|There is an interesting hill across the inlet. And we have occasion to meet Ron, an interesting fellow who lives at the base of this mountain.|
|Hans was quite a man. Missing one hand, blind in one eye - he spent most his life here, building up this compound. Just did it. (that is when he was not rowing to and back from Vancouver - making the trip in 3 days each way!)|
|The Radio (and more). At one time, this was THE party line for the islands. |
There was even a 'phone book' with 100's of 'listings' (call signs).
|Boxes use to be more then cardboard|
|Even the Cheese was delivered in wood boxes!|
|There are a couple of nesting boxes for purple martins. We enjoy hearing them chirp and sing.|
|The evening brings more boat traffic. BIG traffic.|
Holland America line.
|Celebrity line. I think that mountain makes its own weather. Both evenings we were here it was like this, even though the second was a sunny night.|