Sideways Sally


Shortly after posting about my dream this happened:

Do you ever have the most vivid dreams that are earth shattering? I had one that startled me awake and left me shaking.

I was shattering and shaking along with the earth. It was the big one.

In that moment I was standing in Maple Bay and watching the cliffs across the bay come tumbling down. First one then another. Houses fell down the cliff, people fell out of the houses as they broke and the water rose. I was standing near a dike, trying to climb up it to see what was happening on the other side. As I neared the top I was able to peak over the top only to see the ocean quickly rising to the top of the dike. I started screaming out to Hershey, “where should we go, what should we do.”

That’s when I woke up. Terrified, I checked around me and all the cups were still on the shelf. “OK, it’s alright” I told myself. Then I checked online for earthquake news. This is what I got:

Here on Vancouver and Vancouver Island we live close to the The Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ). It is a 1000 km fault that runs from Northern Vancouver Island to Northern California. The fault itself is a boundary between two tectonic plates: the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is moving towards and getting shoved under the North American plate.

On any given day there is an earthquake somewhere close by. I’m writing this because the dread I felt in my nightmare was so real I cannot help but pay attention to it.

Recent Earthquakes Near British Columbia, Canada

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British Columbia, Canada has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 2 earthquakes in the past 24 hours
  • 10 earthquakes in the past 7 days
  • 32 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 451 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in British Columbia, Canada:

Squamish is a destination we love to sail into during our summer sailing in Howe Sound. The marina is in the shadow of the “Chief.” This magnificent cliff towers above the wood sorting operation we transit when heading to the Government Dock to tie up.

This cliff…I can’t even let my imagination go there.

WHEW, thank my lucky stars, that night ended when those stars disappeared with the morning sun!!

I leave you, my friends, with this lovely tune.

2 replies on “The “BIG ONE””

Sideways…! (Ruth). I don’t dream that often (or remember them) and nightmares even less frequent. Get on that sailboat and stay at sea away from land that has quakes…! Fair Winds.

OMOO is in project mode, currently installing new battery hold down for insurance purposes, oh and safety. Howz things there? I looked up your weather and there’s another cold patch. I still wanna go somewhere warm!!

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