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Re: Saw this on my walk
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2011, 08:00:40 PM »
you dont see very much metal around here lying around. people take them to the scrap/junkyard for money.
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Re: Saw this on my walk
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2011, 09:02:46 PM »
As the trees mature on my piece and all the underbrush dies back I too see the old logging junk appear again.  Most common is 1/2 to 5/8 inches of cable strung through the woods.  You have to wonder if back in those days it was faster and cheaper to just buy new cable for the next job of if this was gypsy loggers using their last piece of cable, too old to save.
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Re: Saw this on my walk
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2011, 09:15:27 PM »
Up until the early 90's we were allowed to leave the cable in the bush along side the road.Our mainlines on the yarder were 1¼" x 1200' and the haulback was 7/8 x 3600'.
We would yard for awhile and up end them a couple times(swap ends on the drum) till they were too worn out for yarding.The 7/8 was cut up in the good sections for chokers,24 feet or longer and also sections 250' for loading lines on the shovel loaders.
The 1¼ line wasn't as usefull but the scrap dealers would come and get it but I used a bunch as rebar in a slab and it worked just dandy.
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Re: Saw this on my walk
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2011, 11:49:57 AM »

 When we go for walks at  UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge there's signs of the past that really make one reflect.
 It's interesting to see how man has left his mark that will always be there but yet mother nature still thrives and carries on the way she has done for years.
 

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Re: Saw this on my walk
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2011, 12:16:59 PM »
What kind of signs,do you have any pics from your past walks there?
I like looking at the old plume remnants from the Wallachin settlement between Cache Creek and Savona.Built over a hundred years ago but now sunbaked in the desert and returning to the soil.
When we were building road by the St Agnes Well hot springs we hiked up the hill to see the petraglyphs left by the In-SHUCK-ch people on the base of a cliff.There are still clear signs there of the Douglas trail built in the 1800's as well.

I enjoy the pics of your walks by the way.
eg  tregar  meste  på  Tulla, for  ho  var  krulla  i  ulla.

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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2011, 05:55:14 PM »

 Most of what we see are signs of the past as in outlines of where I would assume trap lines were at one time.
 When we get out of this........the concrete jungle and get to the other side we will take some pics and post them.
 


  When you were in Savona did you get any pics there?
 B.C has so much to offer, so much to explore and a wonderful history. :)

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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2011, 08:19:08 PM »
No pics of Savona but I'll try and get some next time through.
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« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2011, 03:06:04 AM »

 Pics would be cool Paul :)
 Here's some pics of Athelo Tunnels

 


 Athelo tunnels.
 


 Looking down at the river.
 


 Looking up, they used ropes and ladders to get up and down when they blasted the tunnels to make the railroad.
 


 Looking down from a bridge, amazing how the water forms the rocks and boulders over time.  :)


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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2011, 06:52:13 PM »

 Well we took a side trip to a local park today, it was nice to walk on these that are all around the park.




 On the other side where the ponds are they are elevated above them and you can see all the ducks.
 We stopped to talk about things and D put her hand out for the camera and look what landed on her. :)
 


 Every time we stopped and she put her hand out another one landed on her. :)
 


 It was the strangest thing I've ever seen. :D
 


 


 :D :D :D :D Can anyone explain this to me ??? ??? :D :D :D

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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2011, 08:04:52 PM »
I'd say those birds are use to finding seeds in outstetched hands. They must have been disappointed. ;D

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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2011, 08:30:26 PM »
I agree.  That is not natural behavior for a bird in the wild.  On the other hand chickadees are one of the boldest birds around, and are known to be easy to train to eat out of your hand.  I have only had two bird species land on my hand to feed, the carolina chickadee and the pine siskin.  They are truely unafraid.  If you have something they want, like sunflower seeds that have no husks, you can train them with some patience.  I know this sounds wierd, but, when they are on your hand, don't swallow.  If they see you swallow, they are gone in a flash.  Great pictures.  I would talk to the natural director of the park.  It's obviously well funded, and has a nature trail feel.  Somebody knows these birds well.  Was it possibly the same bird following you???  Thanks for the pics.
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2011, 08:49:24 PM »

 Hey Mark I agree with you. :D Next week I'm gluing seeds to her hat and praying for eagles to take her away. :) :)

 Doctorb, nope don't think it was the same bird following us :D There's hundreds of them and the park is out in the boons where we live. All around our place is trees and ponds just like the park but none of these birds. :o
 I'm thinking that these birds are fed by bird watchers as it's a great place to watch nature.
 Hey there's a park on the Sunshine Coast that has a huge shallow lake that's full of turtles because people buy them and do the dump and run and over the years there's a few hundred there that have bred over the years........true story too :D
 I will post some pics of the turtles soon. 8)

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Re: Saw this on my walk
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2011, 11:59:24 PM »
I've had chickadees land on my head and on my rifle barrel while sitting on a deer stand.  One once landed on the bill of my cap and hung peeking under it to look at me more or less eye to eye.  They are bold as doctorb said....as long as you are motionless.
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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2011, 01:18:48 AM »

 Well last August I was working on the Sunshine Coast and as usual I made some time take a look around for places to grab a few hours of walking. I stumbled across a pullout along a dead end road and spotted this trail.
 


 I walk for about an hour and saw this pond/lake and noticed this guy.
 


 And these two.
 


 


  And this guy swimming around catching bugs.
 


 From what I understand back in the days when you could buy turtles as pets kids would buy them and when they got too big they would bring them down here and let them go.
 I assume it was more the Fathers ditching the pets or making turtle soup out of them :D

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« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2011, 06:44:33 AM »
Thanks for the great pictures ! I love boardwalks thru the woods. It's my ultimate dream for my land to build a boardwalk out by the beaver dam. I may never get it done but thats my dream.
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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2011, 02:30:12 PM »

 That would be a cool dream to make come true Sprucebunny :)
 Do you have any pics of the beaver dam?

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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2011, 06:23:15 PM »
Nice old tugboat.
I always wanted to live on/remodel one of those.
Thanks for the pictures. It looks like an interesting place to live !

Sprucebunny, if you check on some of the boat sale sites, you can find a fair number of older tugs for sale as live aboards.  This company that I have been working with is not that far from you in Maine.  http://www.midcoastboat.com/

With respect to the house on the barge, that is done a fair amount in Europe and the UK, where the rivers and canals are used a lot for shipping.

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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2011, 06:36:39 PM »
If you look back far enough over Joan's posts you will find that she used to work as a boat builder on the east coast.
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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2011, 08:52:22 PM »
I've regressed  :D I'd rather cut wood with a chainsaw or sawmill than make fussy cuts in very expensive wood. I'm hoping to thin my fleet and build up my rough lumber supply.

The odd thing about that link, timerover, is that that broker is based in the town my parents lived in !

D Hagens, I'll get some pictures the next time I get to the beaver dams.
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« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2011, 01:02:45 AM »
 Today we went to U.B.C to get some surgery done on Darla's mouth, painful for her but I'm feeling fine :D
 We planned to go to Pacific Spirit Park which is on the endowment lands of U.B.C, it's not like a park with swings and stuff like that. The trails are more like made by people that just trex through the bush and make it down to the ocean.
 This is at the top and like a mountain goat you have to make it to the bottom :)
  




 We started here, pretty easy going.
  


 Then it started to go downhill.
  


 I stopped taking pics as it got really steep and I had to help Darla get over a bunch of wind fall :)
 Here's a waterfall that's on the way down, wanted to get clocer but the cliff thing wasn't going to happen as we left the climbing gear in her van.
  


 K I  know that this is silt, clay and hard pan but what causes this ??? Erosion is the first thing that pops in my mind but possible a slide ???
  




 And here we are at the ocean :) Really, really windy down here!
 Lots of bull rushes here, really nice to see. Eagles flying, wish I didn't leave the other camera in the van as it has a telephoto with it.
  






 And on the way up we passed my fa stump :) Nursing stumps always amaze me :)
 


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