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vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 12, 2007 2:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Took your suggestion

Think it's better?

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Sep 10, 2007 11:48 pm - Voted 10/10


Now this is what a mountain page should look like. Impressive.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 11, 2007 12:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Brian - what can I say - from a master of the art no less. Many thanks


Nanuls - Sep 11, 2007 4:14 am - Voted 10/10

Great job

A Great job as usual, congrats!

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 11, 2007 12:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great job

Thanks Dan.

If you're following the current thread in the forum on "featured pages" the Hinde offers an interesting comment. The mountain page apparently offers 20 times more of interest to readers of SP than the associated TR. A sound argument for putting featured mountain pages in the main body of the home page than TR's, as currently.


Nanuls - Sep 11, 2007 2:34 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Great job

I was following it, even voiced my own thoughts on the matter. I reckon its a great idea and I hope I can get some of my own pages on there at some point.

This one certainly deserves to be up there.



nikolai79 - Sep 12, 2007 9:21 am - Voted 10/10

Pirate galeon

If I´m not wrong, this peak has the same name of galeon of the famous corsair Sir William Drake. Nowadays there is a ship near the Thames in London you can visit that reproduces the aspect o this ship.

By the way, nice page!

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Sep 12, 2007 10:47 am - Hasn't voted

I kind of knew that

Thanks for reading the report Nikolai and for your kind words.

However, I do know all about the nomenclature involved in this case. It's no co-incidence that Drake's ship had the same name. If you re-check the 5th paragraph of the first "Overview and History" section, you'll read:

"The mountain was initially known as the “Rooster’s Comb” as a result of its silhouette from the northeast or southwest. By 1939 it was well recognized that the mountain was the highest on the Island and a Captain R.P. Bishop decided that it should enjoy a grander title rather than one with barnyard connotations. He suggested the Golden Hinde after concluding that Sir Francis Drake had seen Vancouver Island during his voyage of 1579 from his flagship of the same name. Stewart agreed and together they convinced the Geographic Board of BC to accept the new official name".


fossana - Sep 13, 2007 1:14 am - Voted 10/10

Excellent page

Lovely pics and layout. Almost makes me want to return to the PacNW.

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