Sunday, July 19, 2020

Yet another of the parts less painted

The biggest cave in Canada?
Watercolour and crayon
©2020 Charlene Brown

Unlike many of the spectacular locations in British Columbia, this is a ‘part less painted,’ giving it a fascination similar to Robert Frost’s ‘road less traveled.’  I’m thinking of combining this painting with other blog posts about spectacular parts of BC that are less often painted until I have enough for a book. This could include the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed,  Hot Springs Cove, the Burgess Shale, and The Towers.

Besides being ‘less painted’ this very recently-discovered and not yet named cave has the distinction of being much less even seen, despite having the huge entrance pit shown in the painting.  And BC Parks is planning to keep it that way, with fines of up to a million dollars a day for anyone venturing into the area, located in a remote part of Wells Gray Provincial Park.