Halfway to North

Before leaving the BC Liard River camp, I asked Ranger Jeanette if this was North. An Acadian, she studied in Ottawa where she met her partner and they’ve travelled west to find their North and settle. “Geographically, we are at the half way point to North,” she told me. “But every American who passes through here considers all of Canada to be North.”

Cinnamon Rolls and other comfort food after Liard River. We signed the trailer.
Cinnamon Rolls and other comfort food after Liard River. We signed the trailer.

On mountain highway: I asked Karen for her driving comments and she said “We are just alone. I like it. That is something about the north — like the woman from Liard River who made a deal with her neighbour not to sell gas if he doesn’t sell full food service. Her neighbour is 75 km away… You have to have time to experience the north, time to drive these roads. That Cold Creek gas station is the whole of the town.”

Just us and the buffalo
Just us and the buffalo
Everywhere is WOW
Everywhere is “Wow”

One thought on “Halfway to North

  1. Lisa Fitz June 17, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Those pics…wow!

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