Kayaks are stacked on a wharf in Victoria, BC.

A stack of kayaks wait on the wharf in Victoria, BC, for customers to come by and take them for a spin around the bay. This being the Pacific Northwest, people care a lot about the environment. Not only do people like to get out in nature. See whales. Find seals. But they also like to use natural rather than industrial materials when they can. As a result, the bright colors are a surprising contrast with the worn grays of the boards. Of course, this is because they are made from artificial materials. Probably better to make things that will last a long time as long as they don’t end up in the landfill.

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James Smith