|Grizzly grazing on protein-rich sedge grass|
|Stillness - Khutzeymateen Inlet|
Wesailed past the outer islands shared by numerous species of birds and bellowing sea lion bulls that were surrounded by their harems. Dall's porpoise flashed past the vessel like a flurry of bullets with orcas in fast pursuit. Great humpback whales surfaced and silently floated past and disappeared, only to later, interrupt our dinner with a spectacular breach.
|Steller sea lion haul out Photo: Terry Carr|
Duringour trips ashore, we examined tidal pools, rich with colourful creatures; we hiked into hidden beaches - some covered in centuries of sparkling, broken sea shells and wildflowers.
We walked sandy beaches - the only footprints being ours and something wild. We climbed craggy hanging bogs covered with succulents, sun dews and mosses and picked berries and edible greens- seen again at dinnertime.
|SV Island Odyssey - our home for 7 days|
|First Nations petroglyph, "The Man Who Fell From Heaven"|
Our visit to a coastal First Nations village was an inspiration as we listened to the proud spokesperson sharing century-old tales of his village and its people, the tribal conflicts, the hieroglyphics and the prized petroglyph of ‘The Man Who Fell From Heaven’.
The Khutzeymateen, forever imprinted in my memory as a magical place!