Hi there, My name is Joseph Franklin. My wife and I recently decided that we would move from our home in Nathrop, to a peaceful town north of Vancouver called Kitslano. Its a long boat ride there since there are no roads to it. Mabey we can stop at my parents house on the way.
Our old house is a nice Victorian-style one, built about 35 years ago. I never was very enthusiastic about the color, but I still loved it either way. However Nathrop is growing too fast for me. A more rural life would be better for the family. Anyways... we left the house at about 9:00 to catch the 9:30 ferry north of Gould Park.
After we left we headed south around the bay on the main road. We passed by "Jephrey's Orange Stand. He's had the place for over 25 years now. Im surprised that he's still in buisness.
We then passed by the substation were i used-to work. It was a very short drive on a pretty empty road. A good job too!
Soon we entered "North Gould Park". Its named that because it is just north of "Gould Park". (How creative) However its not a park... its an industrial district. A very deppressing area. Perhaps that gave them the insperation for the name of that diner.
We soon arived at the "South Nathrop Ferry Dock" The recently made a waiting building for it. It was very convinent since it was starting to get cold out and we still had a 15 minute wait.
We left on time. on the way out we even got to see our old house... one last goodbye.
Passing between Dynamene Island and the mainland, i noticed it started to get colder. We all went inside even though it was pretty crowded.
The boat took a quik stop at the Dynamene Dock. Dynamene Island is where most people that work at the North Gould Park Industrial District work. Now there are only about 10 people on the ferry.
Gabriela & Quadra Island are both very small. Nobody was getting of here, so we just passed the islands.
Even smaller is Piegion Rock. I saw another yaht pass by. Mabey its the mayors? His mansion is near here.
Well, I didnt think i would ever see it, but its the Vancouver's mayors mansion. Very nice place. His family has owned the isand for a long time now.
We got off the ferry at Cortez Island. We had to switch ferry's and get on the Surety/Roubidue Ferry. We waited for about 2 hours in the islands community center. (People must get very lonley on this island)
We left the island and finaly headed torwds Roubideau. Cortez island is very long, but mostly just a sandbar.
Soon we arrived at Saftey Rock. Saftey Rock is the furthest Island from the mainland in Vancouver. Ships often crash into it, which is why a lighthouse was built on it last year.
Heading to Roubideau it got pretty boring. Just water.... yuk
We soon arived in Roubideau. Its a small quant little town, but it has some charm.
In the town center there was even an air-view of the entire town.
Since there was some time untill the next ferry, we dicided to see my parents. (Their house is very similar to ours...hmm )
After leaving Roubideau i quikly fell asleep. I didnt get to get any pictures on the way over, or during the wait in Lazier. After arriving in Kitslano, i found our car. I bought it earlier and asked it to be parked near the dock. (How convienent) When we got off the ferry i relized my map was gone. I must of left it on the ferry. I tried to get it but it alredy left. So we started to head though town.
I got to see the school that my son would be attending. Its an All-Grades school, and all it has is a small dirt field. (At least they have somthing)
Once we got out of the town I saw this big factory called the "Dao Cement Plant"... (I wonder what they make?....)
We took the left at the fork in the road...
...and soon arived in Almont. Almont lake is famouse for its suposive "healing qualities". A spa even opened up. My wife is planning on appling for a job there.
The road quikley changed to dirt soon after Almont. A small apple farm was nerby. now THIS is very rural.
Finaly we arived at the house. its very small, but its only temporary untill I finaly build our real one. At least the area has a sparse growth of trees so that I dont have to cut them all down.
I have a feeling that I'm going to like it here...