During my military career, I had a tour in Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, from 1977 to 1981. On June 3, 2010, the group of nearly 400 islands was renamed Haida Gwaii by the Haida Gwaii Reconciliation Act as part of the Kunst’aa guu – Kunst’aaa Reconciliation Protocol between British Columbia and the Haida people.
I very much enjoyed my time in “the Charlottes”, as we knew it then, and as well, son Colin was born there.
Unfortunately, I have not had an opportunity to return since, although it is on my hope to do list.
As I develop my “Wee Internet Empire” I try to follow quite a few different people as they do different things on social media.
One of those people is a lady named Noraly, from the Netherlands, who goes by the online handle of Itchy Boots. She is a real adventurer and travels around the globe, solo on her motorcycle, documenting her journey on her website, blog and YouTube channel.
Recently her travels had her traveling through Canada, and this took her to Haida Gwaii, making me even more interested in her adventures.
I really liked the four videos which make up this section of her journey. They brought back many memories and, as well, provided information that I was not aware of. In my opinion they can provide people with a really good idea of what Haida Gwaii is like.
Here, in order, are the links to the four videos.
- Arriving at Prince Rupert and taking the ferry to Haida Gwaii
- Exploring Haida Gwaii
- The People of Haida Gwaii
- Haida Gwaii Underwater World and return to Prince Rupert
I thought these videos were very interesting, in addition to being well done. I hope you found them to be as well.
Itchy Boots is just one of many folks I follow online. Here I will provide for you her website, and YouTube channel should you like to know more about her.
As well, I invite you to have a look at my “Wee Internet Empire” and check out the different platforms like my blog, podcast, videos and photos. You can also subscribe to my newsletter to be kept up to date on what is being posted and where.
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