Hello kind krafters!
I hope you are all doing well and smiling as much as you can. I am once again writing to you from the beautiful island that is Haida Gwaii, home of the Haida Nation. To learn a bit more about why I am on this island, and what I’m doing here head on back to my last post and catch on up! This week I thought I’d share a little day trip I recently took with a group of lovely ladies.
Weekends are made for sunrise coastal hikes
On the weekends we have no classes, and for the most part a very manageable amount of homework. SO our weekends are mostly spent exploring the island, having adventures, and immersing ourselves in the culture. This week we were blessed with some mostly sunny weekend days, so we took fully advantage of the weather and headed up north on the island to the east coast community of Tlell.
We left early in the morning, a hour before the sun had even peaked through the sky. We drove up to the southeast corner of Naikoon Provincial Park, and headed into the forest with the light just beginning to peak through. For the next 3.5 hours we hiked a short distance through the lush green woods, along the Tlell river, before hitting the beach. On the beach we continued on for a few kilometres until we reached the turnaround point of our hiking adventure, the Pesuta Shipwreck. We arrived as the light was fully peeking through the clouds, and watch the sky turn from cotton candy clouds to bright blues with hints of golden sun. At the shipwreck we explored around, peeking in and out of the wooden remains which ran aground in 1928.
The Pesuta Shipwreck on East Beach in Tlell
After exploring around we headed on back to the car, enjoying our picnic lunch packs as we drove down the highway with gorgeous and surprising sunny views of crashing waves. After our hiking adventure we headed to the local art supply store, a lovely little spot called Sitka Studio. Then we glimpsed the Tlell stone circle, and rock garden homage to the islands historical geology. After those little explorations we stopped at the Crow’s Nest for delicious coffee and some strawberry compote covered homemade French toast!
More shipwreck views
All in all it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday with some lady who share the equal excitement of waking up before the sun, hiking as it peeks through the clouds, exploring shipwrecks, and splashing in waves and swinging from tree swings on a beach spot on the way home. It was a beautiful way to celebrate wild women after a week of Women’s Marches around the globe.
This week I encourage you all to celebrate the ladies in your life, and go on an adventure. Get sandy, get your feet wet, and your pants muddy. And don’t forget to keep on smiling.