Perfect location for a scary movie

We were traveling from one inlet to the next, and passed this old cannery on Princess Royal Island.  It spooked me and stirred that part of my imagination that thinks of scary movies.  It would be a perfect location. Remote. Lonely. Old buildings and all the things that could have transpired inside. One stark lightbulb left turned on in the house perched up in the hills. Located on the edge of a forest and all the creatures that inhabit it…both real and imagined. Still gives me the willies to think about it!

Oh, and if you look closely in one of the pictures, you will see a gentleman at the top of the ramp (just under his clothesline), who lives there full-time. He’s the only resident.  I don’t think I’d last ten minutes there.

Butedale Cannery from the water
Butedale Cannery from the water
Butedale Cannery
Look closely for the only resident of Butedale.  I did a bit of research and found out his name is Louis.
Butedale Cannery - it's a lonely life
Butedale Cannery – it’s a lonely life
Butedale Cannery
Butedale Cannery – at one time approximately 400 people worked here

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I scream for ice cream?
I scream for ice cream?

If you do a search on Butedale Louis you will find many interesting stories by people who have stopped at Butedale and experienced his warm hospitality.  It’s pretty fascinating stuff!  There was even a book about him published in 2001 called Louis’ Place: Taming the Bush, so I’m going to have to try to find a copy (luckily I work at a library so it shouldn’t be too difficult).

Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square), Havana

In Feburary 2009 we went to Varadero, Cuba for our winter vacation.  Cuba is an interesting place to take pictures, and even though it wasn’t my favourite destination, I would like to go back just to take pictures (also because I think I’m a better photographer now and have a better camera!).  It’s a very colourful place. We spent an afternoon in Havana, which was way too short, but we did manage to wander around through the most historic part of the city.  These are pictures from Plaza de la Catedral in late afternoon.



Quebec City – Part Two

Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It’s compromised of Upper Town and Lower Town, and the ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are a National Historic Site of Canada.  These are pictures from walking around Upper Town.  If you like to walk and wander and admire beautiful surroundings this is a perfect place to visit.  I would love to visit during the Quebec Winter Carnival which happens in February every year.