A Few Feathers

Spring Series, Stories

Tiny western sandpipers skitter along the seaweed, when suddenly a black oystercatcher sounds the alarm from down the beach – a peregrine falcon! The predator rises from behind the dunes like a masked avenger and dives into the flock of sandpipers. The shorebirds take flight in tight formation; a defensive attempt to resemble one big … Read More

Into the Woods – Hiking on Haida Gwaii

Spring Series, Stories

Late one evening the hermit thrushes sing. The northwest wind has finally died off and everything is calm. The surface of the ocean is a mirror, reflecting the lazy, hazy clouds sitting high in the stratosphere. The boat motors are still after a long day on the fishing grounds and the only sound is that … Read More

Dancing with the Winds

Spring Series, Stories

On Haida Gwaii the weather rarely sits still, restless and ever-changing its only pattern is movement. A commanding element, residents are subject to its many moods, ebbs and flows. Sometimes we sail through weeks of calm without notice, when suddenly the winds are howling around us. Sometimes rain persists for months, drier days a thing … Read More