Photo: The totem pole on Fisher Point.
We were motoring past Fisher Point, when Steve asked, "Remember that totem pole we looked for and couldn't find in 1999?" "Maybe we can find it now, now that we know what to look for." We had read about the pole in the book Exploring British Columbia's North Coast
by Don Douglass and Reanne Hemingway Douglass.
Steve picked up the binoculars and swept the point as we went by. "I don't see anything. It's probably fallen down."
"Knowing what to look for" made me think of weathered poles with perhaps a thatch of salal on top. I looked at the point and saw what looked like an old stump.
I looked through the binoculars at the stump and saw carved designs.
"Go back," I said to Steve. I had found the pole. Knowing what to look for did count.
Photo: Fisher Point with the location of the totem pole circled.