I really just can’t help it, I find rust to be visually delicious. It’s got texture, it’s got character, it’s got years of stories hidden under that rich patina, stories that often remain secret and locked away forever. When researching our trips up to Telegraph Cove at the northern end of Vancouver Island, it was with much delight that we realized that this gem was sitting right on the boardwalk, in the perfect setting. It literally beckoned us.
Once an active truck that was used to make work a lighter load, today the remains of this incredible old Dodge truck are a visitors delight. Sitting right on the boardwalk you come across it as you explore the community of Telegraph Cove and it quickly becomes a highlight of your time spent here. What are the stories it holds? Rumor has it this truck was used right here at Telegraph Cove during the historic times before the community became a resort.
It begs to tell you it’s story, yet it struggles to find the words. For those with a keen ear, you can almost hear it whisper tales of years gone by as nature has worked feverishly to turn the clock back and return it’s core ingredients back to the earth from where they came.
Five minutes spent with it finds you making new friends as flocks of people congregate, all seeking to understand why after all these years here it sits. For those with an active imagination, the stories flood your mind, filling in the blanks. This seems to result in more questions, though. It becomes an endless cycle of understanding and query. Such is the life of rust on the boardwalk.
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