Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sointula - A Place of Harmony - I swear I didn't write that.

Chance's first ferry ride. Blain and he took one for the team, particularly on the way back in rain and gales. Dogs aren't allowed on the upper decks, so we stood around with the cars. Wild ride. Mo said the inside of the passenger cabin was cool. Hmm.
Sointula - A former Finnish utopian community on Malcome Island. They have an interesting and unique history.

See, I didn't make it up...

Sointula reminded us of close-knit Homer, AK set in Seldovia, AK.
Lots of artists, boatbuilders, fisherman, and Finns. This fence looks like all four built it.

The food co-op is the oldest in BC, and celebrated their 100 yr milestone. Many great old buldings like this old boathouse.

Chance, however, was impressed with the doghouses. I bet they've had a whole bunch of dogs named "Mack".

Sointula is also home of the recycled gillnet shag rug. Something everybody needs.

The Winter Fest was a bit of fun, and seemed to be the biggest social event of the year. A little (quite good) bluegrass and a fogged-up lens on the camera gave it a smoky bar look.

The social/food hall was old and purpose-built to feed an army.
We got to meet inspirational environmental heroine Alexandra Morton. Go here to see her plight and fight to save BC's wild salmon. We hope to, in some small way, help her and Billy Proctor bring back the lifeblood of the Northwest coast.

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