The Sacred Headwaters is a basin in Northwestern BC and contains the headwaters to three important rivers—the Skeena, Nass and Stikine. Recently, a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the region was set to expire, but in a surprise move the Provincial Government banned all oil and gas exploration in the region. It’s a major victory for those who value wild places. It also shows what can be done when an election is looming.
At the moment, we’re in the Alberta parkland spending the Christmas holidays with my parents on their acreage, but I wanted to take a quick moment to share some photos of our trip to Galiano Island a few weeks back. Just like now, we had no schedule guiding us and took things as they came. With no plans, it’s hard to fail.
My birthday isn’t a big deal to me, for the most part it’s just another day, but awhile back I got it in my head that I wanted to go away to a cabin for my next birthday. In particular—and thanks to Bob Kronbauer—I wanted to go to Bodega Ridge on Galiano Island.
My wonderful wife booked us in and this past weekend we made our way over with the kids. We had no set plans, brought books, food and drinks, and decided to just take things as they come. Opening the door and finding a bottle of Prosecco with a birthday note from Jesse and Co. was a great start.
Bodega Ridge is a nice property on the North-west coast of the island. Earlier this year—and again, thanks in-part to Bob— they stocked one of their ponds with Rainbow Trout. I brought rods and tackle for a little catch-and-release fun with the kids, but we never did get around to it. Instead, we explored the surroundings, cooked delicious meals and relaxed by the wood stove. Maybe next time.
It was so nice to get away and not really have to think about anything. That’s not to say we didn’t think, in fact, we did a lot of thinking about what we want to do for our future cabin on Gambier Island. Let’s just say we came back inspired. We’re also convinced that we’ll be back to Bodega Ridge. After all, I turn 40 next year.