Thursday, 21 July 2011

Hidden Gems at Seton Portage

After a long drive up the Fraser Canyon past Lytton to Lillooet and beyond this was one of the rewards.  The last hour and a half were on narrow switch backed gravel roads with inclines not for the faint of heart.  Along the way there were numerous stops for photographing wild flowers and wildlife.  Never having been in these parts before stumbling upon hydro electric projects was a complete surprise.  This church was one of my must see objectives for 2011 as it is doubtful that the church steeple will survive for many more years.  Do not assume that you can find this on your own.  Swallow your pride and stop at Lillooet Tourist Information for directions.  As well they can point you in other places to find some of those "cant miss" and"must see" attractions.  One of these in Lillooet is the old bridge which crossing the Fraser River.  When we were there we were fortunate to witness a hawk nesting on the girders of the bridge.  In Lytton be sure to visit some of the historic churches.  For more photographs visit:

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Hidden gems along the west side of Harrison Lake

The adventure begins at the Sasquatch Inn (now what adventure doesn't) or if you are a golfer, at the Sandpiper Golf Resort.  For a few miles the road is paved but then changes to gravel which it remains forever.  It is not recommended that you take your moms Sunday going to church car for this adventure.  I was fortunate to have access to dirt bikes .  At approximately the 20 km point we parked our truck and took off on our bikes.  The photographic opportunities were everywhere.  From views down onto the lake to hidden waterfalls at almost every corner the scenery was breath taking.  All along the road are mossy covered rock outcroppings which, if you take your time, provide many opportunities fro some great photographs.  In addition, do not forget your eyes open for wildlife.  During our short time in this area were were able to see, in addition to birds, 2 different types of deer and a bear.  This is an area I will be making many return trips to so I can expand my photograph collection.