Left a trace.

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by DarrenM, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Rodnak Kayak

    Rodnak Kayak Paddler

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    OK, here goes, a few (3), 2 actually looked usable, if you could get to them without getting scratched to death by blackberry bushes, this was at Shingle Point, a real shame about the history here, as I understand it. Nice skylite on the first one. No did not get to ride any of these babies, did not want to get caught with my pants down while trespassing. Really is a shame, a great spot for camping or MY new cabin...sigh
     

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  2. mbiraman

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    What is this history as you know it??
     
  3. Rodnak Kayak

    Rodnak Kayak Paddler

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    mbiraman, first off what is your first name?? I hate calling people by their avatar name... It seems Shingle Point a Lyackson Tribe reservation, was built up in the Premier Bennett period, to be a proper village, with a schcool and so forth, but the next government then decided to school all natives on the main island ie VI, in Chemainus, and since this was too diffucult to do daily by boat, the reservation was abandoned. A handful of buildings remain, including the 3 outhouses and a shower house, not much more. I just googled Shingle Point and found out over the summer and last spring that a cemetary there, I did not see it, it must be way back a bit, had been vandalized a few times, with human remains being scattered and possibly removed, link attached http://www.turtleisland.org/news/news-lyackson.htm OK, this is only slightly off topic, it is for personal hygiene. Anyway, maybe someone else knows a bit more, just seems a shame.
    I would be interested in any other info myself.... in a different thread
     

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  4. mbiraman

    mbiraman Paddler

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    Thanks Rod, Bills my name.
     
  5. Rodnak Kayak

    Rodnak Kayak Paddler

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    !No Sweat Bill, hope the info helped....nice to put a name to an Avatar :)
     
  6. ken_vandeburgt

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  7. SheilaP

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    Looks a little rough Ken. :lol:
     
  8. ken_vandeburgt

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    To be fair, there is a newer replacement. :)

    Still nothing but a keyhole in the floor to squat over.
     
  9. ken_vandeburgt

    ken_vandeburgt Paddler

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    Campamiento Gaurdas, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

    There is a concrete bowl set in the floor over which one squats at stool. When it is working properly it flushes.

    Makes me wonder why we can't have flushing toilets instead of open pit outhouses.
     

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  10. IanC

    IanC Paddler

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    This is not from a kayak trip, but here's a quaint "squatter" I saw just outside the the entry walls of an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Varkala, India. It's right out in the open, so although there's not much privacy, ventilation is good, and it's easy to find...
     

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  11. SheilaP

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    Another "out without a house". Mark posted the Ahous bay crapper and here is the companion for Medallion Beach on Vargas. Nice private spot up over a hill, unless you come through from the other beach. :oops:
     

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  12. camshaft

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    Make sure you have your mittens on

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    shovel, ice axe and rope required for usage.
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  13. SheilaP

    SheilaP Paddler

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    Beaumont Marine Park is getting a new composting outhouse! Much needed in this location.
     

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  14. Rodnak Kayak

    Rodnak Kayak Paddler

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    Oooh, Saay Sheila,
    that is one purdy crapper. the composters are the best!
    BTW, news on the Biolite stove?? I will await in other thread... :popcorn:
     
  15. Dave_G

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    Here are are a couple for the "collection"
    The first is an outhouse at the south end of Hicks Lake, in Sasquatch Park. The second is "Thunder Grove" at West Coast Expedition's base camp on Spring Island.
     

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  16. Andy_Ferguson

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    OK, so this is not really on topic but this guy left a trace. (sic a mod on me if need be :eek: )
     

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  17. chodups

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    Snipe Island now features a Buoys and Girls toilet. How civilized.

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    Buoy's complete with comfort enhancing green velour seat cover

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    OK. Who left the lid up?
     
  18. Kasey

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    OK...I get the prize for the prettiest one for sure!! Found this one, with one of my two sisters :big_thumb on Three Sisters Island in Ganges Harbor!
     

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  19. kayakwriter

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    The standard-issue open crapper at Cow Bay, Flores Island

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    A more imaginative home-brew bog at Rassier Point, Vargas Island. The recycled tire makes for cushy seating. Kinda the backcountry version of the padded toilet seat.