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Monday, August 16, 2010

Old and older...

Along with the lovely water of Sproat Lake, are some historical points of interest.
One of them being so ancient that no one knows much about them.
They are the petroglyphs known as K'ak'awin.
 This panel of rock wall is about 30 feet long by 12 feet high and comes straight up out of the lake.
The carvings are of mystical sea creatures...perhaps ancient lake monsters?
Carved into the stone, probably with other stone tools. 
They stand the test of time and hold the mystery of tales told long ago.
As we were walking towards them, I heard a little boy say "why didn't they just use paper?".
The father started to explain....."no paper in those days".
So after a long hot day of swimming and hiking we headed to the other side of the lake...
 This pub and marina was probably built in the 30's and is home to some really sweet, rickety old cabins...
One of them, obviously houses a creative gardener...
or perhaps just a giant spider lives here...
The lady in the pub said that the owner of the marina and their families take up residence here for the summer.
Sounds like a pretty sweet way to spend a summer...


Tatersmama said...

What a great area - and lucky you for getting to spend time there!
The rock carvings sure are fascinating, and it makes you wonder why they carved what they did, and what significance it had to whoever carved it - because that was no mere whim on their part!

The cabins look so lovely, and the lake would be such a lovely place to be able to stay... *sigh*

Sherry O'Keefe said...

love it all. the last photo is perfect. i can smell the water, feel the water and am captivated by the carvings. double wow.

Cobalt Violet said...

What beautiful place. Love the PUB sign ... in case there was any question. :)