Friday, September 6, 2013


Bridges can be cold places, fortunately some folks have an answer to the constant chill
Some more pictures of the bridge and the official site Knithebridge

A YouTube video: Vinnie Jones hands-only CPR  and the official American way of doing CPR

Audio tape from the Vietnam war  Say NO to War, (send the politicians first, the bureaucrats second)

Peace begins with me a book by a local Ted Kuntz.

David Frost interviews Margaret Thatcher about the sinking of the Belgrano

 A very controversial act at the time with folks still studying the aftermath

Wild elk back in Lower Mainland after a century’s absence,
 Motorists urged to be cautious.
These animals have expanded their range considerably since being transplanted to the Upper Pitt River many years ago. Glad to hear that they are back; But, there will be conflicts, and sadly we all know who will lose.

A nice little YouTube video:   The History of Typography - Animated Short

More video:  Official San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse

A music video:  Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen 1982
A new Blog, out there is the World Wide Wastelands: You know youre over 40 when

Panoramio slideshow

Monkey me

Monkey me

Some of the things that keep me out of trouble

I am involved in numerous environmental groups throughout the Tri-Cities area, I manage the Hoy Scott Watershed Societies,(HSWS) salmon hatchery, and keep the volunteers up to date with a Blog
I am also involved with the Maple Creek Streamkeepers,(MCS).

I have an interest in the history of British Columbia, especially the preservation of the Riverview Hospital site.
Which includes the rebuilding of Finnies Garden with a dedicated group of volunteers.
I love the history and ecology of Minnekhada Park, and have done extensive research on its previous owners.
The elusive, though extensive history of the Pitt River which includes Pitt Lake and the Upper Pitt River is slowly being gathered together, for a future book. Much of this area now includes the Pinecone-Burke Provincial Park, which another group that I am involved in the Burke Mountain Naturalists,( BMN ) worked hard to create for future generations to enjoy.
I like to hike around the area taking pictures, here is a small portion of them in Panoramio and also Flickr

Patricia Gaspar, is a dear, artist friend who has a Blog with a small portion of her work.
. Some of the history of the Coquitlam area, I share in my Coquitlamites Blog.

And I really like the music of Eva Marie Cassidy

Still laughing

Still laughing

Crystal Falls

South Slope / Sterling Loop trails

View South Slope-Sterling Loop trails in a larger map

Knots and Splices

Create some Knots and then, make your own Laneyards

Some free books from Internet Archive

Knots, ties and splices; a handbook for seafarers, travellers, and all who use cordage; with historical, heraldic, and practical notes (1884)

The use of ropes and tackle (1922)

A huge guide for sailors of old. The kedge-anchor, or, Young sailors' assistant :

appertaining to the practical evolutions of modern seamanship, rigging, knotting, splicing, blocks, purchases, running-rigging, and other miscellaneous matters, applicable to ships-of-war and others ; illustrated with seventy engravings ; also tables of rigging, spars, sails, blocks, canvas ... &c relative to every class of vessels (1883)

Macrame design, with instructions .. (1912)

Rope and twine information (1917)

American wire rope catalogue and hand book (c1913)

Full instructions in the art of crepe paper rope basket weaving (1922)

Modern flax, hemp and jute spinning and twisting ; a practical handbook for the use of flax, hemp, and jute spinners, thread, twine, and rope makers (1907)