I agree zack but I really do need the jeep down the road for photography purposes and where I am moving to. Along with that no matter which coast I move to in the end I know fuel prices will be a lot more than here.
The move for me in entirely dependent on my photography desires and I'm still making my final debates on the east coast and its iceburgs, different whale species, massive seabird colonies, an entirely different and more expansive artic region and conservative life style compared to the west coast of northern BC and its larger and denser population of humpbacks, grizzlies and other bears, more accessable but smaller arctic region, smaller seabird colonies but more species, more accessable intertidal life which has seen much less of a human footprint, sea otters, temperate rain forests, and of course a much more liberal life style.
Right now there is a slight lean towards the west coast because daily outings are more varied there and have easier access and also because there are more potential projects within the rainforest which need to be brought into the public's eyes. It's easy enough to visit the east coast several times a year for planned outings and trips to the arctic on the east coast still involve charters no matter where I live whereas the west coast allows me to drive to the arctic if I choose to do so. It's a trip I made once and thouroughly enjoyed.
Hard choice but I have til fall to make it
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