A trip to Vancouver Island and a
drive along the Pacific Rim Highway
is not complete without a stop at
A quick 10 minute walk along Sproat Lake's eastern shore
brings you to some prehistoric petroglyph's.
Petroglyph's have always fascinated me, the various
shapes and figures carved by ancient artists long ago
explain their world
and creatures that inhabited it. Some
resemble the stuff of scary nightmares.
Sproat Lake is also home
to the Martin Mars Water Bombers.
These flying tankers are really
an incredible sight to see. I had no idea
they were as big as they are.
The world's largest scooping water bombers,
they are used to fight fires, including some of
British Columbia's forest fires.
The Martin Mars base was closed for tours
when I was there, but will
definitely be on my "to do" list for the next trip.