Clayoquot Café poster art

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Lancet fish and prey

A rare find for this area, shown here coralling its even more unusual prey of choice. Illustration for Strawberry Island Research

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The Heron’s Grand Design

“No! cried Yarrow. ‘No! No!’ And she grabbed my wrist and pulled it down. ‘It’s bad luck to point at a heron!” from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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The Chickens are Coming. . .

In which the author experiences a consciousness-expanding mid-life crisis: a journey at home in the Canadian wilderness, complete with fearsome chickens, tree shinnying, a ghostly vision and inner upheavals.” from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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A Tempest in a Teacup

In which the author recalls the Great, Bogus, Two-inch Tsunami from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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Rescue and Reprieve

“We could see a group of people huddled atop the rock, soaking wet, quivering.” from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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Paddling In The Wind

“I was required to be methodical and disciplined, to take each wave one at a time, and, hopefully, avoid getting any sea water in the canoe.” from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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The Longest Journey

“The treetops started to whip around in spirals. I moved along the swirling trail . . . just as the sky was opening. . .” from Journeys, by Frank Harper (In which the author searches for his young son, and searches and searches and searches.)

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Take these broken wings and fly away

“You were only waiting for this moment to be free.” (In which the writer recalls what he was doing on the day John Lennon died.) from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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The Yoohoo Mystery Raven

“I imagine I see and hear a huge trickster raven on a limb, wings cupped to his beak, calling ‘Yoooooo-hoo!’ . . .” from Journeys, by Frank Harper

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