The Lumberjack Games in Port McNeill – Vancouver Island BC, occurs at the beginning of June and with approx 20 events for the participants to compete in, it makes for a lot of firewood by the end of the day.
The 2 most notable features that immediately catch your attention… the smell of fresh cut wood, (although some don’t look like it) these ladies and gents are powerhouses!
This is the starting position of the participant who must wait for the “Go!” and by the end of it…. a little souvenir for me!
I missed out on 1/2 of the games due to rain and time. I would have loved to have seen the axe throwing….apparently they ask for volunteers to hold the apple. And apparently there are a few men & women who enthusiastically jump up and down to volunteer…. their ex’s… Lol, nice! Bringing people together 🙂
Ok, this wasn’t planned. I knew absolutely nothing about Lund. In fact, I was in Powell River for the weekend to explore and do a little hiking. It wasn’t until I was near the marker that I had discovered where & what it all meant.
“Mile 0” marker is the beginning or end, depending where you start, of highway 101, of the Pacific Coastal Hwy, which is one of the longest highways in the world! It takes you directly south, 15,202km, to Quellon Chile.
hmmm… 15,200km? … Pacicfic Coastal hwy?…. Canada to Chile?…. this certainly screams “Adventure!” … That would be so awesome! Before I get carried way… ugh… too late, my mind is racing with ideas! Who wants to join me!?!
The marker also contains a Time Capsule, which won’t be revealed until, if the marker is ever disassembled.
Back in Powell River…
This is so cool!
These ships are all concrete ships that were built during WWI and II, and the only 10 that are known to still be afloat! Yes, these things are floating, forming a massive floating breakwater on the Malaspina Strait in the city of Powell River, BC. There is only one WWI concrete floating ship and its here somewhere, I just don’t know which one it is. But very cool!
Hiking Trail… I had to snicker and give myself a slap 1/2 way through this hike.
While going through this trail, I was a little ticked that there was all this old / new logging equipment littered throughout the trail. It kinda ruins the “nature hike”. But then I realized…. it wasn’t littered construction equipment after all, it was placed there as part of Powell River’s Logging History….. ugh! I could have taken so many more photos of this unique trail and the history here!