Friday, August 1, 2008

major rockslide & home alone with pups

Well, thought I'd share a little bit of the exciting stuff happening in BC.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/07/30/bc-highway-rockslide-whistler.html


This is the first rockslide of this magnitude that has impact on my daily comings and goings.
This major highway connects Squamish ,where I live ,to Vancouver where I work. Which also cuts me off from access to friends and fun stuff I enjoy doing downtown.
The reality has set in and while I'm happy to be able to work from home and get to hike more ... the bit that sort of gets me is 1- grocery stores are getting pretty slim for stock and 2- Whistler just said their gas is running low. Added to that is my back fence is completely wrecked from bears visiting at night to do some plum picking. I've had to rebuild it twice now.

Apart from that things are just smashing. I am relieved to be on this side of the highway with my dogs. It would have been heart wrenching if I were downtown working and this happened.

If things get really bad....I can charter a float plane for $129 each way.....

3 comments:

snoutbeagle said...

OMG!!

That is quite a shocking photo! Now I really grasp how very separated from Vancouver you are.

On another note, I can't believe this is your typical drive to work. Just breathtakingly beautiful.

I definitely agree you are on the right side of the slide though ... on the pup side rather than the work side.

Keep your chin up. What are you gonna do about those fence-damaging bears??

Sugar the Beagle said...

Oh No! The damage looks really bad! I'm glad you weren't driving along the highway when the rock slide occurred.

I guess it's a a blessing in return to be able to work at home with the company of your pups.

I do hope the highway will be reopened soon, so that you are able travel downtown.

Cheers,
Sugar

Daizy, George and Taiki said...

it's all good now. Thank you for the kind words!

funny how that's the way it goes...mother nature's way to let us know life is too short not to make the most of it.

cheers,

k