Adventures at Work 2021

A potpourri of off-topics.
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by stuphoto »

It has been a busy and interesting week.
But more of that under the photos.

They still use these snow cats, mostly for exploration.
Image

The new version, mostly used for smoothing out snow banks.
Image

This rainbow on a clear, rainless sky is called a Sun Dog.
Image
Caused by ice particles in the atmosphere.

This fox came out today.
Image

Now for the interesting part.
Within minutes after us arriving at the camp 2 weeks ago the place went crazy.
It turns out one person had gone out partying on his days off, and caught Covid 19 there.
Brought it into camp without realizing it and in turn gave to to others, and so on.
The official word was 12 people the last I heard. Rumors have it its much worse.

Anyway, because of this we have all had our temperature screened daily, and a covid test daily.
The place is basically on lockdown.
Plus with the spread the camp is being shut down in a few days, we are all getting flown into the major centers closest to our homes such as Vancouver for me.
Rushed into a screening center and most likely quarantined for 2 weeks.
Not for our safety, but for the safety of the general population.
After that I am most likely going home for the rest of the season.
I am actually looking forward to it. Although I like the job it has been a tough season.

It sounds like they have been pleased with my work, and have already asked me to return next year.
However like several others I am delaying my decision until I see what's happening with the virus.

Oh, it has been nice at least talking to several of my ice road family members on the radio.
I really missed them last year when I spent the winter at home.

It honestly is one BIG dysfunctional family.
We love nothing more than getting together every February.
By March we are growling at each other.
Then we start saying I never want to see you again, and I am never coming back.
Then we all start getting the itch to return around November, start calling each other and do the same thing over again.
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by stuphoto »

I am in quarantine in the Richmond Marriott for up to 2 weeks. Unless I get tested positive then it could last longer.
If you have a minute, feel free to watch this video of my room and you will see things could be worse.

Thankfully I am not paying the bill, and my wages are even being covered while in quarantine.
To be fair, if I was a traveler on a budget there is no way I could afford this place.
I believe there are more affordable rooms here but they will still be expensive.

And here is the video of my Raven friend Gawlk


There is a chance I may be released from my prison cell earlier but wouldn't know until the health officials figure things out.
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by stuphoto »

A bump for my new adventure.
If the mods can change the title to something like Adventures at Work it would be amazing :biggrin:

Anyway I am just starting a new summer job driving the transit bus on Hornby Island.
https://hornbybus.com/

At the moment I am on the first ferry out of 3
Image
After suffering through the heat wave with no AC at home I am truly enjoying the 22 degrees weather.

I should arrive on Hornby Island tomorrow, and enjoy the Canada Day festivities possibly without wearing a mask.

Training starts Friday. So I will enjoy my time off exploring.

I hope to share the experience through several amazing photos.
User avatar
bb49
Guru
Posts: 8039
Joined: Jul 16th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by bb49 »

Not too many years ago a new ferry was put on the Buckley Bay to Denman Island run.
I believe it is cable operated which of course illicited the usual number of doom and gloom predictions. :panic:

And just down Island a few minutes, you will find Fanny Bay oysters. :up:
I_am_a_Canadian (with unacceptable views)

"I reject a society where every desire becomes a right. Where I have no responsibilities, I have only rights."
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
Posts: 52209
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by Bsuds »

stuphoto wrote: Jun 30th, 2021, 7:10 pm A bump for my new adventure.
If the mods can change the title to something like Adventures at Work it would be amazing :biggrin:
You should be able to go into the first post and change it yourself. (I think) Give it a try.
Hafa adai
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by stuphoto »

Thank you Suds,
It worked :smt045
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
Posts: 52209
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by Bsuds »

:up: :up:
Hafa adai
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by stuphoto »

This is the last thing you see on Denman Island before the last ferry
Image
I am starting to feel at home already :biggrin:

Welcome to Hornby Island
Image

A nice little market
Image

And an old boat makes a nice sandbox for our inner child
Image

I am meeting with one of my new bosses soon but plan on enjoying the day after that.
User avatar
oldtrucker
Guru
Posts: 8393
Joined: Nov 24th, 2013, 3:19 pm

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by oldtrucker »

bb49 wrote: Feb 11th, 2021, 7:34 pm
stuphoto wrote:Finally an update.


Then today, when I woke up I swear I had aged year overnight :200:
Although I guess I don't look too bad with my ( covid ) Rock Star hairdew for a 52 year old.
Image
If you are wondering why I like the ice and snow, I figure the good lord gave me my light complexion, my white hair and beard to blend into my natural environment.

That is about all for the day.
I'll give you a tip.
Don't call your hair colour white. It's called Arctic Blond.
Stu....You look like me and just about every other dude in our game....worn out saddle bag with eyes...aged 20 years beyond what we should be :130: :biggrin:
Some may view my politically incorrect opinions as harsh and may be offended by them. Some think political correctness will be our undoing.
AB,SK,MB...are you going to wait until you lose your way of life before you consider getting out of confederation?
User avatar
dirtybiker
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 11535
Joined: Mar 8th, 2008, 6:00 pm

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by dirtybiker »

^^^^Tsk, tsk...not everyone.... [icon_lol2.gif]

Good fortune in your new adventure Stu
"Don't 'p' down my neck then tell me it's raining!"
User avatar
bb49
Guru
Posts: 8039
Joined: Jul 16th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Re: Winter (ice) roads 2021

Post by bb49 »

oldtrucker wrote: Jul 1st, 2021, 9:31 am
bb49 wrote: Feb 11th, 2021, 7:34 pm
I'll give you a tip.
Don't call your hair colour white. It's called Arctic Blond.
Stu....You look like me and just about every other dude in our game....worn out saddle bag with eyes...aged 20 years beyond what we should be :130: :biggrin:
Eee gads, we have changed.
Heck, many decades ago in my single years I was in Honolulu and was
mistaken for Robert Redford. :smt045

Hard to believe that now. [icon_lol2.gif]
I_am_a_Canadian (with unacceptable views)

"I reject a society where every desire becomes a right. Where I have no responsibilities, I have only rights."
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by stuphoto »

I never felt a day over 90 while driving trucks Trucker.
But then again I am 52.

So my boat and myself are no longer Salt Water Virgins.

As I told a friend, the Beluga has invaded the Hornby Island :biggrin:
Oh, my kayaks nickname is the Beluga.

Image

Image

I took a ride on the bus, and it's a nice easy route.
I think I will like it here.
User avatar
Catsumi
Walks on Forum Water
Posts: 14691
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 8:26 pm

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by Catsumi »

Here’s wishing you well and all the best in your new environment. :130:
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect” - Mark Twain

“"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -W. Churchill
stuphoto
Grand Pooh-bah
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sep 18th, 2014, 7:41 am

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by stuphoto »

Last night's sunset
Image

A local beach today.
Image

The formation of the sandstone cliffs is interesting
Image

And if Mermaids exist I would think this is one of their resting places.
Image
User avatar
alanjh595
Buddha of the Board
Posts: 23433
Joined: Oct 20th, 2017, 5:18 pm

Re: Adventures at Work 2021

Post by alanjh595 »

WOW.....What great photos!

Have you got your Scallop net yet?

Best time to catch them is right at sundown. Hide behind a big rock as close to the waterline as you can and wait for them to fly over, jump up and snag them out of the air mid-flight. Put them in a bucket with 6" of fresh sea water until you get home and shuck them.

Remember, only steam them with lemon juice and eat them fresh. Only catch what you can eat that day (max 6/day/big apatite adult). White wine and baguettes are perfect accompaniments.
Bring back the LIKE button.

Return to “Grab Bag”