Today proved to be fairly gloomy all day. It was overcast but rained only for a short while. However, the last 20 or so miles of my ride into Stewart, British Columbia, I was shrouded with a thick fog from the melting glaciers - misting up my face shield, mirrors and windshield.
It's still light out as I type this at 11:30. The long days really do screw you up. I got up at 5:30 this morning, on the road by 8:00 and rode for about 10 hours and as soon as I got to Stewart, I went out taking pictures. I got back to my room only to realize it was 10:30! That's not only a long day but a hard day too - driving takes a lot out of you. I can't wait to get back to work so I can get some rest!
Stewart is a very small town on the Cassiar Highway (a very scenic highway as it passes through some of the most isolated parts of British Columbia). The main street is a facade for the town with very picturesque buildings enclosed by steep, steep and very lush mountains. However, if you venture anywhere off the main street, you immediately detect a heavy element of decay - man's losing battle to the forces of nature.