Editorial: Picture perfect Powell River

Views toward Vancouver and Texada islands from most locations in the Powell River area often amaze, regardless of the season. Some may take it for granted; after all, the view is always there.

Whether we can see it from our own home, or take it in while we’re out and about, most residents can never get enough, which is proven by the number of photographs that flood social media whenever something extra special presents itself on the horizon, or on the way to the horizon.

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How many conversations begin with, “Did you see that sunset?” or end with, “It looks like a painting.”

The natural surroundings often stun first-time visitors, and who can blame them? Is there a better view anywhere?

We are surrounded by nature, and the backcountry may be equally stunning for some, but the ocean and mountains are tough to compete with. It’s all about the view. Do you think local realtors hear that sentence very often?

For those who do take it for granted, or can’t get enough, that view is now available via the Peak’s new livestreaming webcam located outside of our office at the corner of Marine Avenue and Courtenay Street.

We are blessed with that same view from our upstairs offices, but most of us are situated with our backs to it. Problem solved. Turning away from our computer screens to see the sights is no longer necessary; it’s right there on our desktops (which keeps the work flow going).

For anyone without a view from their sundeck or living room window, here’s an opportunity to always see what is going on out on the Salish Sea.

Planning to catch a ferry? Westview Ferry Terminal is in the picture. Watch the North Island Princess and Salish Eagle dock, load and depart, if they’re actually running that is. When weather does result in cancelled or delayed sailings, look at the bright side, weather events are often the most scenic.

Enjoy the view.

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