Throwback Thursday – Canada Edition

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Good morning readers. You’ll notice that I’ve made a few changes to this website. I’ve added a banner photo and what I believe is a better menu system. It’s a work in progress and you’ll note that some menu items are empty. In time I hope to fill in the gaps.

Today’s photo theme is #ThrowbackThursday (or #TBT) and we’ll take a look back to the 1980s.

A visit to the West Coast

A visit to Vancouver Island to visit Pat and Mamie. This photo was taken in Port Alberni. Before Europeans came, Alberni and the West Coast of Vancouver Island was the traditional territory of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council. The Nuu-chah-nulth were previously called the Nootka. Many place names in Port Alberni have a Nuu-chah-nulth origin, such as Somass (washing), Kitsuksis (log across mouth of creek), Pacheena (foamy), and Nootka (go around). Ancient petroglyph carvings can be found at Sproat Lake. My wife is wearing a traditional Nootka Whaling Hat.

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