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Monday, June 11, 2007

Port Hardy, day 3

The welcome to Port Hardy sign lists fishing, logging and mining as the town industries. There's a bit of tourism, especially surrounding the ferry comings and goings, but there's not tons to entertain oneself with for 3 days. Today I did some more errands, walking around in the rain, reading and puttering. Looking forward to being on my way again tomorrow, but happy for the rest stop.

What other interesting tidbits to pass along. Most of the fishing boats between Texada Island and Johnstone Straight were prawn boats, with traps - which is great because the sustainable seafood guides list trap caught prawns as the happy kind of shrimp to get. Not that I could get local prawns at the restaurant I ate at in Powell River. Now there are a lot of different kinds of fishing boats, and a cannery.