GOOD HOPE 4
Teds Boat, what a place to be! When you are in the pack and everyone is jockeying for position, you can witness the respect that others have for the man. When I fished with my boys in a U Drive we could slip virtually unknown through the group of boats yet you could still hear the respect for Ted on the radio. I'm proud to be connected to Ted.
There was one magical morning for us all at Good Hope Cannery in 2009. We were on the water at 06:00, happy with a good breakfast under our belt and thermoses of coffee and sandwiches in the boat. As we came around a point and headed up the inlet I was struck with the wonder and beauty of it all. The sky was beginning to show gold and blue heralding the coming of the sun. The inlet was calm with the hills pointing the way to Marker 16 at the head of Rivers Inlet and we all dreamed of the big spring salmon waiting for us there. As I was filled with the joy of it all,
I saw the bow rail of the boat with the fishing rods and net and they were pointing the way. It was an incredible fishing day and we had yet to begin fishing on Ted's Boat.
My thanks to Tony and the Allard family and the kind and thoughtful staff at Good Hope Cannery. Ted and Dwayne Walkus, you add that special gift from our ancestors at Wuikinux in Rivers Inlet.
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Image Size: 19 x 28"
Edition Size: 80