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Pics from the 2017 North Island Roadtrip: 2017-06-17 at Gold River

This is Part 2 of my pictures from my 2017 road trip to the northern part of Vancouver Island. Here, I visited the village of Gold River, at the end of BC-28 which is one of the best drives in the whole of BC.

In case you missed it, Part 1 was here:

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Also of historical note, this area was visited during the Third Voyage of James Cook, whose crew included William Bligh... later of the Mutiny on the Bounty “fame”. Other people associated with the area read like a who’s-who of local place names, such as Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra and George Vancouver.

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Back to Campbell River, then up the Northern Island Highway. On the way, I did a quick stop at Ripple Rock, which involved over 1000 tonnes of explosives... that means it is one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions ever, and is an Event of National Historic Significance.

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A video from the Museum at Campbell River regarding Ripple Rock:

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