Saturday, June 24

Scenes from Thompson

This is the view from my hotel room window, looking northwest.

This is the view looking northeast.

This is the river that basically marks the northern edge of town. This is where it turns from running relatively east, to a more northerly direction. At least those are the directions it is going here!

This picture was taken facing southwest, from the same spot as the above photo. That bridge leads into town.

Another photo taken from the same spot, this one facing northeast. That's one of the seaplane depots located on the river.

This is probably the most photographed building in Thompson. I'm not sure who painted the mural, but it's breathtaking. The "road" up to the building is a sled run in the winter... kinda scary considering I was standing on the shoulder of Highway 6 when I took this photo.

This is another one of the many murals to be found in town. It was on one of the main streets, between work and the hotel.

This mural is on a sister building to the one above. It was on one of the corners of the main crossroads, so everyone that goes to Thompson can see this one.

This is the beginning of the boardwalk to Pisew Falls. All you see is the big rock, and the bridge/ stairs disappearing into the forest.

This is what you see as you start on the boardwalk. You really wonder if there is an end to the forest, and a waterfall in there somewhere. You can't even really hear the falls at this point because the trees filter the noise so much.

Friday, June 23

Nearly the end of the Earth

To be honest, I forget what this area is actually called... the cut-off or something like that. The highway actually cuts the "lake" off. It's about 10 km north of town, so it's as close as I got to "the end of the Earth".

She's baaaaack!!!

Well I only popped online once during my stay in Thompson, and that was barely enough to combat my overflowing email inboxes, and get caught up with Lyz... like we didn't wear out our cell phones with text messages, and I didn't go through an ungodly amount of phone cards calling her!!! Anyway, I had to quickly post this scan of a postcard I got. I will get the info later on how you can order one too. The place where I bought it has gotten phone calls from all over the world asking about it!