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Wiebe’s Travel Diary

Monday, 01 Aug 2005

Location: Canada

MapWe left Vanderhoof on Sunday July 24 in the evening and stopped in Houston in a parking lot for night. Early in the morning we were met by Jake's sister and her husband along with some of their friends. We travelled with them to what they call the Work Channel close to Prince Rupert. The road into the camping area was very slow travelling and we understood why they said "only 4-wheel drives beyond this point" at the beginning of the road.

Rachelle and Jake went ocean fishing for the first time the next day. The ladies stayed at the camp place (I wouldn't call it a campsite) and watched the whale in the bay playing with the ducks. He stayed around all week. Wednesday Rachelle stayed at camp and Eva went in her place. I didn't have a license so I stayed behind. The fishing was so good that our two day catch left us 1 fish short of the limit. We only caught pink salmon, coho salmon and one cod. The halibut were only caught by the eagles.

We stayed in Terrace overnight from Thursday to Friday and then found a campground in Houston. The Shady Rest campground is highly recommended if you are in the Houston, BC area. We have been spending time with Wayne and Linda and now Cam. Saturday we brought our fish over and filleted them in the back yard. It took awhile because the fish were wider than our knives were long. Sunday we attended church with them and had a salmon barbeque at the campsite. We also picked 4 buckets of saskatoons in the afternoon. Today is our last day here so Jake is spending it helping with some mechanics. (Not ours this time)

Jennifer has spent the last week at Juanita's where she will spend the remainder of our trip. It is much quieter without her but she had a job opportunity she couldn't resist. We will continue to update as we can and hopefully some pictures will be available soon. (and sunshine for us as rain is getting a bit boring)