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Winter Thaw.

I HATE winter thaws.  People often wish me a warm winter, but they are disasters.  They cause nothing but problems. It rained, sometimes heavily, for two days. A few puffs of wind smashed lumps of snow off the trees into the … Continue reading

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Down The Hill

The surgeon who replaced my knee visits the Bella Coola hospital twice a year.  It has been 13 months since my operation and I still have pain and swelling.  The surgeon said he can’t do anything more for me and … Continue reading

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A Little Snow

  In the swamp, it was hardly visible at all. I had to go to Bella Coola again to see the surgeon who gave me a new knee.  He comes up from Vancouver twice a year. Neither he nor the … Continue reading

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From Summer to Winter

There was little warning when summer turned to winter.   The next night was clear – and the temperature dropped to minus 10C. By mid morning, the frost had melted. The river is low.  Hard to believe that on this … Continue reading

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The Bella Coola Ferry

On the morning of the fourth September, I took Lily to the Bella Coola ferry.  She had to be there at 7.00am for an 8.00am sailing.  At this time of year it is not yet properly light then, particularly when … Continue reading

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