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Contest: Photos of Home | Marlene Wagner

February 03, 2012

We're sharing the contest entries from our Photos of Home grad student competition.

Today's photo was taken on Kupreanof Island, Alaska. It's from Marlene Wagner, Department of Biological Sciences, who writes:

Before coming to Canada, I lived on this remote island for several years. Here, there are no cars, no electricity, and access is only by boat. The small community of Petersburg is a short float away, on neighboring Mitkof Island. This cabin was originally built as a summer camp for the southeast Alaska Episcopalian Church.

Over the years I have met and entertained several people who attended the camp when they were young, and they have shared their happy memories with me around the wood stove.

When I grow weary of the hustle and bustle of Vancouver, I close my eyes and remember this walk I took in the tide flats many years ago, and recall the delicious crisp silence of that winter afternoon.

Contest Entries

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