There are many inspirations for this trip, and one of them is this beautiful carved salmon I bought at Alert Bay (and island) during my first visit to British Columbia.


I am planning to seek out artists and studios on Haida Gwaii, as well as exploring the traditional and historical visual and cultural arts, such as here: Haida Heritage Centre and these:


And here is a book I need to read; The Golden Spruce, A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed. It tells the story of  a desperate act of destruction – a bizarre environmental protest. So, it’s not all idyllic tree hugging and relaxing kayak trips on Haida Gwaii!



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