Sunday, July 11

Arctic Adventure

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. 

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