The conversation above took place in 1946 and I can confirm that there still plenty of deer on Gambier Island. I’ve seen them resting in the shadows of a tree in our lower section, I’ve spooked them in the bush and, most recently, I awoke to see two young black-tailed deer crossing the steep slope above our tent. I’ve heard of a cougar sighting on the island, but most sources say the deer have no natural predators, so I expect to see many more.
The May issue of GQ features an incredible story of three young boys surviving 51 days lost at sea with almost no supplies.
There were, as it turned out, three people on the boat. Three boys. Two were 15 years old and the third was 14. They were naked and emaciated. Their skin was covered with blisters. Their tongues were swollen. They had no food, no water, no clothing, no fishing gear, no life vests, and no first-aid kit. They were close to death. They had been missing for fifty-one days.
It’s an amazing story, I only wish it were longer.
I picked this up tonight at a fundraiser for our neighbourhood school and it looks like it’s going to be very handy. One really interesting idea is the one-liner — choose one item from up to six different columns and cook them together in one pot. Here are some examples:
Recently I received a note from Robert Fougère telling me about Parading Without a Permit, his upcoming photography show at Collage Collage here in Vancouver. Oddly enough, I had stumbled upon his Flickr account only a couple weeks earlier. He’s got some really interesting stuff.
The opening is 7—9PM on June 9th, and you should come.
To be a mushroom hunter is to be the Indiana Jones of foragers. You must be part scholar and part adventurer, willing to head far off the trail and brave real dangers to return with riches.—Hank Shaw, The Thrill of the Mushroom Hunt
I’ve been following Hank’s Hunter Angler Gardener Cook for a little while now and ran across his essay in the newly launched Gilt Taste. I know the Pacific Northwest has an abundance of mushrooms, but I never gone on a hunt myself. I would really like to change that, though.