Oh please don’t let us go over the edge! My eyes are shut tight. My husband just smirks, shakes his head and for the “efteenth time” and reassures me we are going to be ok.
We are going to Seton Lake Portage. To get there, you have to got from Lillooet to Seton Lake Portage via a few back dirt roads that traverse drop offs, narrow spots, steep inclines, steep grades and switch backs. Oh, did I mention we are towing a 16 foot power boat. If that thing slips off the edge…
Ok. I need to get a grip. The trip to Seton Lake Portage went well actually. We were never really in any danger. Were we? Hell if I know with my eyes closed so damn much. From the glimpses I did take, the scenery was breath taking.
I’m not a complete wimp…I did have my eyes open the majority of the trip. I’m being dramatic. It is a freaky thing to know that you could plummet to your death multiple times on a voyage.
After going through the tunnel, narrow dirt roads and switch backs we finally made it down to the bottom of the valley. To get to Seton Portage, you have to go through a BC Hydro station. I wish I got picture of that. By the time I got my camera up, I did manage to take a picture of some Seton Lake First Nations Paintings on the support beams holding up the Hydro Electric Spillway Conduits for the turbine generators. Now these paintings, I imagine, have a story. I wonder what it is? I’m sure somewhere in the community, it explains the pictures on these concrete pillars. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the time to find out.
We arrive in Seton Lake Portage. It’s small and quaint. If you blink an eye, you’ll miss it. If the BC Hydro Dam didn’t exist here, I wonder what would become of this small community? It is mainly comprised of First Nations people. There is a brand new Hotel ran by the First Nations Community. This is where we stayed. Lovely…but the price… Ah, it was worth it. Somewhere along the road there was a series of RV’s and motor homes lined up. We were told they were for the workers manning the Hydro Dam as there are not enough buildings to accommodate the workers.
So now that we are here, WE EXPLORE THE LAKE! Anderson Lake. It is a 22 km long lake and
Well folks, that is the end of my Story here. It was a fantastic and educational trip with so many wonderful, interesting and inspirational sights.
We will go back again and see more of these worlds, where the old met the new, and perhaps next time, I will keep my eyes open for the whole thing.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Story