why am I in Blubber Bay?

Our so-called friends :-) dumped us at the Powell River ferry landing 5 hours before our departure.

What to do?

Another ferry for Texada Island was just leaving. Why not joy ride over and back in our spare hours? 

Though it’s the largest island in the Strait of Georgia of British Columbia, nobody has ever heard anything about Texada. Very few tourists have visited. For good reason. :-(

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The only ferry lands in Blubber Bay. In 1970 there were 35 families here. Meg and Jennifer Tilly once lived here before fleeing to Victoria.  The day we arrived there was one guy in a gift shop. And a few squatters.

The whale flensing station is closed. The quarry looked closed.

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Despite having no active employees, some Union members are still seemingly drawing disability insurance.


The highlight of Blubber Bay was sitting on some rocks. Watching dogs fight over sticks.



farewell David Letterman

Late Show with David Letterman debuted on August 30, 1993

I was an early fan.

Click PLAY or watch his Velcro Suit on YouTube.

Ron Shewchuk and I liked how he revered the trivial. And trivialized the famous.

Jessica Winter was a bigger fan:

David Letterman Raised Me

His subversive comedy transformed the entertainment landscape—and made me who I am today.

But it’s been decades since I’ve been able to muster enough interest to watch more than a Top 10 list.

I’ll certainly be following the Late Show with Stephen Colbert starting September 8, 2015. But I’m assuming my interest will dwindle quickly. Unscripted celebrity interviews are like torture.