The Anyox Dam transported water from the dam to the powerhouse. They used wooden stave pipes to transport the water water and used a stack midway to buffer the pressure between the two. We are able to hike up to one of the stacks and view the remains of the water lines.
On our Ghost Towns of Northwest BC tour we are privileged enough to be one of the only groups allowed in to tour this historic Ghost Town. Another added benefit is being able to stay over night in the town. Staying overnight onsite allows for the guest to explore on their own after dinner or before breakfeast if they desire. You might ask where would you stay in this 1920–30’s abandoned town? The owner has brought in a camp style accommodations that are relatively quite nice for being in such a remote location. The lodging is on the 2nd floor and overlooks Granby Bay. We will have power for everyone to charge their batteries and showers for everyone to freshen up.
If you have a passion for visiting cemteries and especially remote, overgrown, seldom visited then our ghost towns trip is for you. We will be visiting the Port Essington and Anyox Cemeteries. Both of these are so remote and seldom visited that it is a bit of a challenge to even find the sites and when we do the moss and plants are taking over. Here are a few photos.
The last and final day we visited the old Salmon Cannery town of Port Essington and then finished it off with a soothing soak in a remote hotspring. We also do this same day on our Ghost Towns of Northwest BC tour. The highlight was a bushwack to the Port Essington Cemetery. I would also like to thank tour guest Pat Suter for the use of many of her photos in the blog over the past 5 days.
Here is an update from sunny Kitimat, BC and the beautiful Minette Bay Lodge as this was our home for two nights to start the trip. Today our adventurous group headed out on some bumpy ocean seas in search of remote Grizzly Bears. We did manage to see a couple of bears. Here are a few photos from the day.
Bears have to be one of the most photographed animals in BC and always seem to hold a certain mystique with photographers. Then comes the elusive Grizzly Bear which is our “King of the Forest”. We will do our best to provide the participants with an opportunity to photograph a grizzly bear. The odds of seeing one is quite good but the odds of getting that “money” shot is more difficult as they are very wary of humans in the areas that we will be scouting. All the photography will be done from the safety of a boat. Here are a few pics from the area we will be going.
The Skeena / Terrace area is known for its rain and misty days that occur regularly throughout the year. Last year we had one one of those days. It did not pour rain just a light drizzle that added more water to the hundreds of waterfalls and the low level cloud that moved up and down the river. I thought I would share a few photos that emphasize the northwest feature.
If you like cascading waterfalls of all shapes and sizes then the “Jet Boat Photography Tour” will not disappoint. Your senses will go into overload as we round every corner on the river. Waterfalls cascade from every notch and cliff high above the boat. we also stop at afew spots to get those “creamy” slow mo photo opportunities.
Following up on yesterdays post on Dorreen I though I would add an informative article on the history of Dorreen.
Approximately 30 miles northeast of Terrace, across the Skeena River from Highway 16, is the historic community of Dorreen. There, running along the railway track from the old station to the railway bridge over Fiddler Creek, are the remains of a community that at first glance seems to have been simply left behind. Alders grow on the flat deck of an old round-fendered truck, horse-drawn farm implements peek out from the bracken ferns, a one-room schoolhouse sits vacant. But it wasn’t always like this. ………..