Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Pictures from Haida Gwaii

Getting on the Ferry at 10 PM for the overnight trip from Prince Rupert to Skidegate Landing.  


We arrived in Skidegate Landing at 6 AM.  We drove north to Masset – a short stop for breakfast in Port Clements.  It is about 100 km from Skidegate to Masset.
Our little cabin on the beach.


It was pretty rustic – propane stove and lights and a tap with cold water that was collected from the roof – Drinking water was in bottles.  A wood stove.  The bed is in the little loft – quite comfortable and always nice and warm above the wood stove – sometimes a little too warm! 
No fridge – the food was kept in a cooler – on the front deck.  


The beach on the north end of Haida Gwaii goes on for miles and miles and miles!  Great for walking – which we did a lot of!



Sanderlings – after having Jenny take a run at them – something we tried to keep her from doing – poor birds!


There were Eagles and Ravens EVERYWHERE!  The Haida people are either in the Eagle or Raven Clan – I can understand why they have such a close relationship with the birds. There are certainly as many Eagles and Ravens as there are people on Haida Gwaii. 


Usually it is me taking all the pictures with my little Canon camera but Jim was using the new Nikon and I was using my Canon so a few more shots of me this trip.  Jim liked this picture with me and Jenny and the reflection on the beach.  This was one of our evening walks.  


We had some beautiful sunsets!!  This part of the beach that we stayed on was south end of North  Beach – then there is Agate Beach and North Beach – then Rose Spit and more beach around the east side of the island.  North Beach is where Jim went to get the Razor Clams.  But they are really all one long beach.  Next post will be North Beach.  


  1. Glad to hear that you are having a great time.

  2. Postcard arrived in the mail this morning. Thanks! :-D Sort of primitive accommodations for sure, but looks comfy enough and is just perfect if this is what it takes for the chance to spend a week on this beach. I'd do it! Fabulous views.

  3. I just stumbled across your blog. Your photos of Haida Gwaii are lovely. My son and daughter-in-law live in Skidegate. Isn't it the most peaceful magical place? We are visiting there in August again. BTW the ravens are as big as the eagles! lol
    Happy blogging,

  4. Your photos are gorgeous! What a wonderful place to have a vacation...enjoy!