British Columbia, and indeed the entire Northwest coast of North America, has been going through some really savage weather lately. Snow, rain and terrible winds have been lashing the area for weeks and the damage cleanup continues. I haven’t been following the news closely but this story hit home.
I lived in the Vancouver area for a number of years in the 60’s and 70’s. Many, many hours were spent walking through Stanley Park which is, in my opinion, one of the greatest greenspaces on Earth. At the edge of downtown Vancouver, the park is a sanctuary of old growth forests, the seawall and numerous walking paths. It’s hard to believe how powerful the winds must have been to take down some of these huge furs.