i went to oak bay rec last night to go swimming with mr. gurns. they had something there called “MEXICAN FIESTA NIGHT” where the kids bash the crap out of a pinata. yowza. i don’t think i have been to an ‘everyone welcome’ swim in some time. it made me feel mature, or something.
it is a lot different then going swimming late at night. there are kids everywhere. tonnes of them. at night, you only have a handful of people. so, that was fun, but night swimming is far superior.
after that, I went to see “catch me if you can” .. pretty entertaining movie. i recommend seeing it. all the acting in it is great and the storyline is good. if you like movies with getaway scenes, you’ll love this one.
i caught a ride back up to nanaimo with andrew. that’s him on the right with cynthia on the left. we talked pretty much the whole trip and it went by really quickly. i brought a tripod up with me this time. vua ha ha ha!
anyway.. i’ve done some more research into this town of Atlin. the pictures i could find of the town make it appear quite small. it was difficult to tell exactly how many people live there from the pictures ..
thank you to the person who provided the correct spelling of Atlin, otherwise it would have been hard to find in a google search.
here are some Atlin facts from www.atlin.net:
- Atlin Population: Approximately 450 permanent residents and 100-200 seasonal residents
- Atlin Elevation: 2,197 feet above sea level
- The Movie Never Cry Wolf was filmed in Atlin, as well as several TV commercials and a couple of Hong Kong movies
- Atlin Lake is the largest natural lake in BC. It is about 85 miles long, and averages 2 to 5 miles wide, although much wider in sme sections. It drains a basin of 4,402 square miles, forming the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River, which flows thousands of miles before hitting the sea
- Atlin Mountain: elevation 6,656 feet above sea level
- Theresa Island is the highest point of land in a freshwater lake in North America. Birch Mountain is 4,561 feet above sea level
- Discovery was also known as Pine City [I am not sure how this is a fact about the city of Atlin]
- Atlin is the most northern and most westerly town in the province [of British Columbia], located at latitude N 59″35′ and longitude W 133″40′
- Longest Day: On June 21st, the sun rises at 4:35 AM, and sets at 11:18 PM, giving us 18 hours and 42 minutes of sunlight. This provides a short but intense growing season. It is light enough to take photographs at midnight [w00t!]
that first photo up at the top is freaky as hell! geez! i can’t even bring myself to look at it for a few seconds!
i have noticed some foreign non-lowercase letters creeping into the uber secret blog. hmmm. what does it all mean?
I visited Atlin two summers ago. Five kinds of green man, five kinds of green!
Atlin is also the place where the biggest gold nugget in BC was found…… and there is still lots of it there. hehehe actually, the south half of Vanc Is. is still full of gold, but you have to find it, which is the hard part 🙂
Wow, Atlin is a beautiful town, I am sure you will enjoy your stay =) It’s too bad you won’t be there at all in the summer.
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