..being a OreaWashatonian all my life, I've always wanted to get up there to see that...never get farther north than Bellingham.
In 1977 I shipped my Land Rover from Honolulu to Oakland, California where I met a friend who'd driven out from Virginia. Together we took a five week canoeing and fishing vacation in the Yukon after which I drove back to Oakland and shipped the Land Rover home to Hawaii.
During that vacation, we pulled a fellow's Jeep out of a lake with the capstan winch on the front of the Land Rover. He paid us $100, which meant instead of driving back down the rather boring Alaska Highway, we could afford to drive down the much more interesting Cassiar Highway to the west and take the BC ferry from Prince Rupert to Vancouver Island. It was on the deck of that ferry as the fog burned off to reveal Grenville Channel on the Inside Passage that I decided that one way or the other, I was going to move to the Pacific Northwest.
It took me another two years, but I made it happen and here I am today. While I love my work at Boeing, the main reason I moved to the Seattle area is its proximity to British Columbia and the Yukon.
Those of us who boat BC's waters are familiar with the fascinating places they have to offer, from the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound around the top to the west coast of Vancouver Island.
But inland BC is just as fascinating as far as I'm concerned. The lakes, rivers, mountains, forests, and grasslands are as adventure-filled as the coastal waters in my opinion. I've been fishing, camping, hunting, and flying in BC since 1979, and I've just barely scratched the surface.
Washington is a great state with a lot to offer. But in my opinion, BC is better.