This is the one hour and fifty minutes long video diary of our paddling trip in the magnificent Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site in August 2013. This is not a story about heroic struggles or impressive achievements. Not a story about records, either. This is a rather ordinary love story of a solid team forged over many storms and laughter...

Come aboard and enjoy the trip!

The video is dedicated to the memory of Tom Willie Johnson, Ida Halpern and Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay.

Musical excerpt from "Paddle Song" by Tom Willie Johnson, recorded and annotated by Ida Halpern

Halpern, I., Martin, M., Johnson, T. Willie, Louis, F., Thompson, E., Kelly, P., & Davidson, F. Edenshaw. Haida: Indian music of the Pacific Northwest. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Folkways Records. (c2006).

Haida expressions courtesy of

Written excerpts from: Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers, Volume 3, Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay, Being in Being, Raven Travelling
Translated from Haida by Robert Bringhurst
Copyright 2001 Robert Bringhurst

First published in Canada by
Douglas & McIntyre LTD.
Suite 201
2323 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 4S7

Published simultaneously in the USA by
The University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln, NE 68588-0255

Library of Congress Control Number: 2001092638
ISBN 0-8032-1328-x (cloth)

Music by Kevin MacLeod ( available under CC Attribution 3.0.

Additional music by Free Stockmusic (, provided as royalty free music by

Additional music by Doi Nomazi using AppleLoops

Some graphics based on free templates courtesy of

All maps courtesy of Google Earth.

Camera and editing by Doi Nomazi.

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