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Monday Travel Update – Summer in Sweden Edition

Posted by on July 9, 2012

Gwaii Haanas National Park

Gwaii Haanas National Park

I’ve had a helluva week. It began last Monday heading out on a four day zodiac trip in Gwaii Haanas National Park. For those of you who don’t know what a zodiac is, it is one of those boats with the hard, inflatable hull. It is an exposed boat, which meant that even though the ambient temperature wasn’t that cold, I froze my ass off with the wind hitting my face off the chilly northern Pacific waters.

The end result of the four day adventure was SGang Gwaay, an abandoned Haida village from the 19th century and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of the 180 UNESCO sites I have visited, SGang Gwaay was easily one of the top three in terms of most difficult to visit. I’d put it on a par with Preah Vihear and East Rennell.