Queen Charlotte and Skidegate

May 11, 2018 - National Geographic Sea Lion


It was a beautiful first day on the island of Haida Gwaii. We marveled at poles and Haida artifacts at the Haida Heritage Center. We also welcomed aboard our Cultural Specialist, Linda Tolla who will be guiding us in the cultural experience of this place. Our hike around Spirit Lake this afternoon was the perfect temperature beneath the boughs of spruce, hemlock, and cedar. We walked among slugs, blooming salmonberry, mosses, lichens, and meandering water.

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Emily Pickering

Naturalist/Expedition Diver

Emily was raised by two veterinarians in the mountains of Central Oregon, where she spent much of her time on the back of a horse dreaming about the sea. Her fascination was solidified by visits to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and summers spent gazing into tide pools and listening for killer whales off the coast of British Colombia.  

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