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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Further north...further west

I'm now on Haida Gwaii, a wonderful other-worldly group of islands in the north Pacific. It truly feels like another land, physically and culturally. Here are a few shots, including from the float plane as we flew over here from the mainland.


On an interesting and exciting note, when I arrived at the B&B in Masset, one of the two other guests was David Suzuki. All Canadians will know who I mean and perhaps others as well. He's a renowned scientist, broadcaster (The Nature of Things on television for e.g.) and ardent and annoying-to-those-in-power environmentalist. He gave a great speech in the local church hall and another one over beer back in the B&B.


Dock in Prince Rupert - I got the co-pilot seat


Islands in Hecate Strait - over to Haida Gwaii



Up close on the rainforest floor - I like this one



Old growth forest floor, near site of the Golden Spruce



Looking over the 30 mile North Beach, from the top of Tow Hill (Haida Gwaii)



Comments:
Forget Hollywood celebrities, politicians and the like ā€“ David Suzuki is someone Iā€™d be thrilled to meet.
Looks like you are in one gorgeous spot ā€“ love that unspoiled beach.
 
mmm. i can almost smell the spruce from here. what a beautiful, beautiful place.
how did you become so lucky!
 
I've thought very seriously about moving to the Charlottes but don't think I can convince my fellow traveller :-) The pictures are indeed wonderful and I know who David Suzuki is too. You must have been delighted to spend some time with him.
 
Gary ā€“ what wonderful pictures and a great experience to talk with such a remarkable environmentalist as David Suzuki.Look forward to hearing more about your interesting cultural experience.

Best wishes
 
Ahhh sitting with the trees, always helps you get centered & get in touch with your own roots.

Bee-u-tee-ful pics!
 

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