A Travellerspoint blog

June 2012

Life in the Pemberton valley

moving from the truck back into the tent

It has been quite a while since we flew back home to BC from Costa Rica, and left Phyllis there to weather the wettest months of the year. Paul and I are all moved back into our wall tent and work is in full swing. Adjusting to life in the tent has been pretty smooth, and the humid Central American jungle seems like a world away. Our living situation is pretty sweet in the wall tent. We are camped out on a friend's land, whose family has been generous enough to let us stay two summers in a row. We live simply with a woodstove for cooking, in addition to the barbeque and propane stove. Since a large part of our day is spent cooking, and dreaming up new dishes to make on the woodstove, we have started to think of our lifestyle as somewhat 'gourmet redneck'. No running water, and a very rudimentary outhouse built in one afternoon from a single sheet of plywood... it's perfect.

The Pemberton valley is in the Sea-to-Sky corridor that also includes the city of Whistler, and Squamish along the highway 99. It is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever done, and continues to attract droves of tourists, mainly in RVs and on motorbikes. It is not uncommon to come around a corner and see tourists out of their giant rental RV getting dangerously close to a bear to get better photos. More funny and scary encounters with bears in Whistler here The town of Pemberton is an odd mix of young families, extreme sports enthusiasts, farmers, and rednecks- and combinations of these (yoga with horses?!?). Just to the north of Pemberton is the reserve community of Mount Currie adjacent to where the tent is set up. Over the past few weeks we have taken in a few community events including the Lillooet Lake rodeo, and the infamous 4 x 4 rally. Here are some photos of life in the tent from the past month.

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More stories and photos to come.

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