Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Totem


This totem was at the ferry terminal at Departure Bay in Nanaimo. They are very much a part of the First Nations people and can be spotted in various places along the coast.

5 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Why do I know "Nanaimo?" I was at Edmonds once and flew from somewhere along there to Victoria, BC, and then we went to an island where we ate a meal in a Native American monumental house or place to eat. Don't remember much except we took a ferry to get there. I must have been there where you were or the name is stuck on me like a cockleburr.

laughingwolf said...

beauty... yes, all kinds of the poles up and down the coast, some new, some ancient

laughingwolf said...

abe, there is also a sweet called the 'nanaimo bar'....

kinnigurl said...

Abe: Nanaimo is just north of Victoria both of which are on Vancouver Island. The island is about a 90 minute ferry trip from the mainland (Vancouver), which is where I live. If you took a ferry from Victoria to another island, it could have been one of many I suppose. There are lots of little islands around there in between the mainland and the island, or you could have taken one from Nanaimo as well. There is also a naval base just a little north of Nanaimo in Nanoose Bay and if memory serves it is a US base. The "peaceniks" as my MIL used to call them, used to march up and down the highway and protest because there were nuclear weapons there and God forbid we should have anything like THAT on the island.

oldmanlincoln said...

I probably made a mistake in tellin you. I flew from Seattle in a little ricky dinky plane to Victoria.

It was from Seattle where we took a ferry out to an island and had a magnificent fish dinner or dinner with entertainment in a big old longhouse.

I had forgotten until I stopped and thought more about it.