Sea Lions

British Columbia – 2

Steam Clock

In Gas Town, Vancouver, a steam powered clock still chimes the quarter hour. (fast forward to 1:08)

Sea Lions

Sea lions on Vancouver Island:


The Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC has bells that ring to call members of the Abbey to afternoon Vespers. I think there are 8 bells rung by several human ringers, judging from how the descending major scale begins quite orderly, but then tumbles into random ringing that constantly changes (the first track). The bells rang for perhaps 15 minutes, then inside the Abbey, we listened to the monks and students in the abbey sing (the second track).

(Track needs editing – not included yet: audio: 101107-000.mp3)