Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Coastal BC Place Names

Places get named by individuals to honour someone or because of a distinctive feature. Some place names get used often enough for them to become institutionalized, and possibly featured on a map.  Here's a place Wayne and I have named to help is navigate up and down Powell Lake to our float cabin home.

This large fir has taken a beating during storms. It lost its crown and the remaining lower branches remain in a palm-like array, the trunk leaning precariously out from the cliff. Consequently, we call this landmark Palm Tree Point.

Have you ever named a place? What's the story behind it? -- Margy


  1. I think your 'palm tree' is adorable!!

  2. That's a long way to go for a game, but Hawaii is great no matter what the reason.
    I love your Palm Tree Point at Powell Lake. Excellent name for it, and a sight to remember!

  3. What a scenic part of the world to visit. Your landscapes are beautiful.

  4. Oh I love your "palm tree" - it is fun to have special names for nearby areas.

  5. Beautiful scenery!