Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9

Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9
Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9

Arriving at a campground between the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet, Uncle Weed sets out to explore the west coast’s unique environment and offer discourse on natural resource-based and tourism-based economies starting with recollections from the noted logging protests in the early 1990s with comments about blockade logistics from early morning pick-up trucks rides to posting bail to jangling guitars. 

Downcast podload: Musings from Clayoquot Sound – Rainforest Dispatches, chapter 1/9 – 17:04

Music Theme: Bex – Lonesome Traveler Interlude: William Whitmore Elliott – Sometimes our dreams float like anchors Seque: Wm. Lenker – Guitar ramble

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Participate Your input on this topic is invited – particularly if you participated in the protests or traveled to this area. Consider leaving a comment and/or recording an audio missive of your own to use in a future episode. Let me know where you stashed your blockade memories or other rainforest thoughts by emailing: choogleon (at) uncleweed (dot) net or via Twitter @choogleon and/or @uncleweed, etc.

Background This is Part 1 of 9 (or more) in the Rainforest Dispatches series on Choogle On with Uncle Weed a series of explorations and soliloquies from the Clayoquot Sound area on the west coast of Vancouver Island during a summertime water outage in the midst of a temperate rainforest. While figuring out what happened, Uncle Weed recollects the tense logging blockades in early 1990s and compares current conditions through lens of deep ecology and sustainable development practices.

More Rainforest Dispatches series – Choogle On with Uncle Weed Forests and Oceans Without End – Postcard # 60 Hitch a Thousand Miles to See a Friend – Postcard #56

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