Thursday, August 28, 2008

Skookumchuck

The 'Skookumchuck' scares me! I guess that's a good thing as I'm aware of the dangers and respect the area. As a child, I heard all the horror stories of people drowning, boats overturning, unwary boaters being caught in the whirlpools and huge logs popping up out of the swirling waters. The 'Chuck' isn't a friendly place - but it is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.

Kent enjoys taking friends aboard the boat to 'view' the Skookumchuck Rapids up close. He will only go through the rapids on a slack tide, but on a run-out tide he will manoeuver the boat close enough to the roaring current and whirlpools for guests to experience the mighty power of mother nature.

When we were there two weeks ago, there were people camped on one of the islands. I don't know if I'd want to be there so close to the raging water for more than an hour or so - but it's an experience you wouldn't soon forget! My camera is broken so, no pictures right now :( but if you 'google' Skookumchuck Rapids you will find a great deal of information and pictures.


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