We arrived in Terrace by tow truck...our engine threw a spark plug which they say has been repaired, but with no guarantees. We will keep our fingers crossed the fix will work, but there is a long trek of wilderness ahead. Andy is just a little uptight (!!??!!)
First photo shows me on the corporate beach of the Alcan complex in Kitimat. Acres and acres of buildings, electric grids, unloading docks...it's quite a sight. The town is supposed to be an award winning town site, done in the '50s...I'm sure it was, but it is caught in that time warp and needs much deferred maintenance. The mountains and scenery made it a good trip...we'll pass the next time around.
We followed a truck carrying cedar..we figure there would be enough wood on that truck for decks for everyone we know.
Driving north for about 8o kms, we found a lava flow which killed about 2,000 Indians, about 250 years ago. We were both surprised...never knew of a volcano blowing in Canada in relative recent history..we followed the river of lava for miles....sometimes it was 12 meters deep! The lake formed by the lava flow (photo 3) was a light turquoise in color...the same color as the moraine lakes in the Rockies.
Terrace will have a bad memory. We were almost ripped off by a cute long haired blond teenie bopper who gave me a bill for $83.00 instead of the $43.00 at the pump. When I called her on it, she offered to give me a cash back because she made a mistake. I asked for a proper bill and a credit for the $40 and will be absolutely diligent from now on.