Gordon Henschel

Frozen streams and marshes allow access to the backcountry during winter that is not available at other times of the year.

Nature paves winter walkways

One of the benefits of a cold North Island winter has to do with all the lakes, streams and marshes in our back country wilderness. During most of the year many of them are not as navigable as we would like them to be, even with a canoe or kayak.

Frozen streams and marshes allow access to the backcountry during winter that is not available at other times of the year.
One of the Finger lakes painted from a sketch.

A vista preserved

If you live on Northern Vancouver Island I guess I don’t have to tell you we’ve had an exceptionally mild winter; admittedly moisture-laden but, nevertheless, mild.

One of the Finger lakes painted from a sketch.
Hecht beach presents the visitor with a “roaring cauldron of surf.”

Beach highlights the wild west coast

On the Pacific Ocean side of Vancouver Island, a huge inlet makes its way northeastward, extending arms in every direction. At its mouth it is scarcely discernible from the open ocean and boasts headlands with surf that will “knock your socks off”.

Hecht beach presents the visitor with a “roaring cauldron of surf.”