Haida Gwaii Kayaking – or – A VILLAGE OF TOTEM POLES

Kayaking Haida Gwaii Queen Charlotte Island Ninstints

I paddle across the still water of the bay nearing another island.  Mist hangs in the air.  As I get closer, the mist clears, revealing a pebbly beach and just beyond, a row of faces peering at us, sentinels watching us carefully as we approach.  Bare grey poles with jagged tops, etched deeply with carvings …

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