Arriving Hartley Bay has been a beautiful experience for all of us so far. We have had a warm welcome from the community and we have eaten delicious freshly-caught salmon in different forms: baked and boiled. Tonight we tried gyoos (herring spawn on kelp) which we found was very noisy when we chewed.
Getting out on the canoe today was really exciting. Finally, we were on the water, doing what we’ve been talking about doing for so long now. Getting the canoe down to the water was an adventure, our muscles were already sore and we hadn’t even started paddling! We got it down safely thought, and once we were on the water we were going fast. For some of the Hartley Bay students it was their first time on the canoe and it was great to see the smiles all around.
The GBR Youth Paddle
~Creating community and sharing together, two cultures learning about each other and acting for something that they both deeply cherish~
Photos by William Munoz