One of our best experiences this year was on the OceanLight II in the remote Gwaii Haanas (the southern part of what used to be called the Queen Charlotte Islands).
Onboard was a crew of three: Captain Tom; first mate Jennifer; and cook Luise.
And four jubilado couples: Stewart, the eldest, and Denise; George (a storyteller with a killer sense of humour) and Veda with her broken left arm; Jean-Paul (a Frenchman whose first question every morning was “When is fishing?”) and Judy (Jean-Paul’s translator and George’s cousin); and the two of us.
“I’ve found Jean-Paul’s diary,” announced George one night when nightfall curtained the July sky.
Gather round the galley and listen to George read the “fake” diary we’re calling Fish Tales.
Magellan deserves the credit for finding Ocean Light II, the way for jubilados (or anyone) to see Gwaii Haanas. Warning: they’re already fully booked for 2019 so plan early.
The photo of Jennifer’s boyfriend came from his website, Butterfly Tours.
The two raven clips were taken from Raven Extras and filmed by Rick Boufford.