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2nd September: Salmon Harvest

[Thoughts after helping with the fishing over the last few days] I have blood on my hands – the blood of the First Nation people, the blood of their ancestors, and of my ancestors. As I am cleaning Salmon caught … Continue reading

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7th June

Sechelt to Half Moon Bay.   There was a small swell coming beam on to the canoe and there were sand banks and snags (logs or other debris that was lodged in the mud but largely hidden from view, just … Continue reading

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6 June

Yesterday was a day of shopping and chatting so nothing much to write about. Today we departed Gibson’s at 6am in a light wind. However the water was more exciting due to a tidal flow at the time causing beam … Continue reading

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4 June

The trailer and canoe were towed to Ambleside Park for an early departure at 7am. Breakfast was a hasty meal of bagels with cream cheese, and cucumbers. Our destination was Gibson’s Island to stay with friends for two nights: due … Continue reading

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2nd June

I woke after a deep sleep, glad to be alone with Chief of the River (Hiyakaw e te Sta Luxw). It feels safe and peaceful. I had a good few hours with the canoe before the rest of the crew … Continue reading

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13th August: Down and Out in Victoria

After Burnett Bay I decided that I could no longer continue and had to get out. So now I have an Internet connection for a day or two I’ll be posting novel-style with updates from the beginning of the journey … Continue reading

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Back again, this time North from Vancouver to Alaska

Here is a map which will show our proposed stops and our progress to date.   Like this:Like Loading…

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Kwantlen to Kwikwitlem

I’ve not been making any posts up until now for two reasons: I have been in the relatively wild areas of the BC coast and therefore out of touch with the hallowed Wi-Fi; second reason is more complex and personal … Continue reading

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Homeward

Yes, it was another good sleep and I enjoyed a relaxed breakfast watching through the windows the squirrels feel on scraps in the garden. I lingered in the dining room watching the wildlife – one of the other vets had … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

Friday 21st Another good night’s sleep, what is going on? Got up to porridge and a sausage roll for breakfast; I declined the roll because it seemed too dry and my appetite wasn’t good enough to eat it. Some of … Continue reading

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