We completed refreshing our earthquake water supply kit tonight.
Here in Burnaby on the west coast of Canada we are in an earthquake zone. We don’t get them that often, and usually when we do they are tiny. But historically there have also been temblors that (I love this quotation, though I don’t remember where I read/heard it) have “knocked cows off their feet.”
We keep 3 X 20L containers on hand. We also rotate through them for camping, so the water gets refreshed in the course of such activities, but we haven’t been camping in awhile.
So over the last couple of days we used a container a day to water our balcony garden and some shrubbery outside the front door.
We then refreshed the containers with a baking soda solution, let them air for awhile, and refilled them.
Continuing north up the BC5 to Jasper, and then in and around Jasper that afternoon and evening:
Rearguard Falls. This is the limit of salmon migration up the Fraser River
Medicine Lake in Jasper National Park
Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park
Whidbey Island in Washington State has become one of our favorite camping destinations. There are several state parks on the island, which, depending on time at the border, takes about two-and-half to three hours to reach from our home in Burnaby, BC.
Yumi scanning the ocean at Deception Pass State Park west beach
Seal pup on rocky outcropping near the west beach at Deception Pass State Park
Sunset at Deception Pass State Park west beach
Interesting patterns on parks pass lockbox
Love the grainy detail on the handle on a beach BBQ box
The wharf at Coupeville, a funky town mid-island
Our campsite at Deception Pass State Park.
We’ve grown to love Whidbey Island ever since we “discovered it” several years ago. Lots of nature, wonderful state parks, lovely beaches, a variety of wildlife, yet all accompanied by easy access to groceries, shopping, etc.
And the state parks are quiet. We marvel at how even on busy weekends campers are near totally silent by 9:30 and definitely by the 10:00 pm quiet time.
A civilized campfire last night, with champagne at hand .
BTW, that tendril of light escaping from my forehead is a really good thought leaking out of my brain. Such thoughts only happen around campfires with champagne, and are otherwise not visible. : – )
Photo by my lovely wife, Yumi