Thursday, August 2, 2007

Skedans



July 24, 2007
Time: 0950 Hrs: 1032.6
Humidity: 80% Temp: 16 C Mostly cloudy, but we can see some clearing in the distance.
Lv: Sandspit Marina
Course: South on Moresby Island through Hecate Strait > Louise Island > Skedans Bay > K’uuna llnagaay (Skedans) Heritage Site > Thurston Harbour to anchor.
We are visiting the first Haida Village Site on Louise Island. This is the most visited site since it is not officially in the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and you don’t need a pass to get here. There are five village sites; each has a Haida Watchman during the summer months when they get visitors. We get a very informative guided tour by a young Haida woman who has been a watchman for 11 years. This is a very beautiful setting and we can understand why the Haida chose it for a village site.
Arv: Thurston Harbour, Talunkwan Island
Lat: 52 50.52 N
Lon: 131 44.93 W
Time: 1910
Trip: 38.9 nm Log: 4158.4 nm