Old Massett, Haida Gwaii

Sep 12, 2017 - National Geographic Sea Bird


Sunrise found the National Geographic Sea Bird docked in the village of Queen Charlotte on Graham Island in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada. The clear skies were a welcome reprieve from all the beautiful liquid sunshine of the rain forest of southeast Alaska!

Our day flew by in the presence of Haida artists, carvers, dancers, and perhaps the most fulfilling…Haida food! Our scrumptious lunch was from locally harvested seafood including salmon, candlefish, seaweed, limpets, clams, and mussels. As we cleared the harbor in the late afternoon, all on board left with a greater appreciation of the cultural richness to be found here in Haida Gwaii. 

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About the Author

Michael Nolan

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Michael Nolan was born in Bitburg, Germany to an Air Force family stationed there. His first experience of the ocean came at age 12, when he learned to snorkel in the Italian Mediterranean. At age 17 he moved to Tucson, Arizona and became a PADI SCUBA instructor, before starting a SCUBA diving business that specialized in diving trips to the Sea of Cortez.

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