Admiring the islands

Minnesota's Hunter Miska loved seeing the beauty of B.C.'s Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island

Hunter Miska

Sports editors note: Throughout the season, Hunter Miska and Olivier Mantha will write a column for the Penticton Western News giving readers insight to their lives either on the ice or away from the rink.

Coming from the land of 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, to the mountains and valleys of B.C., the scenery here is a big difference from what I am used to.

The area of Minnesota where I’m from is mostly farm fields, lakes and lots of woods.

I was in awe the first time I came to British Columbia because it is so different from where I’m from. I really like the mountains because I’m not used to seeing that every day.

When we travelled to the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island last weekend, I was a big fan of the area. I loved seeing the open water with mountains in the background. It was also cool taking ferries to get to the places we had to go.

This was a first for me. I was really hoping to see a whale on the way, but I wasn’t lucky enough to see one.

Besides all that, it has been a great experience being able to travel around B.C. and seeing all the different areas.

I have been very fortunate being able to see all these wonderful things with playing hockey.

 

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