September 9th, 2017 by Jan

First off…
Home is good.

We are so glad to see Boze and she was glad to see us — Thanks to her aunties Marian, Sarah and MayLynn who took good care of her. They gave her a lot of lap time, swims in the ocean, snacks and snuggles while we were away. Oh, how we missed her!

The trip was great — all connections were made and the more time passes, the more I appreciate where we went, what we did and all we saw. I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t what we experienced. Once again I remember what ‘they say’ about expectations!

Everything was much more “rustic” than I imagined. Primitive is another word I could use. Haida Gwaii is special; and most places are not bothered by first world luxuries. Being off the grid was one thing, and I must admit that I hold in very high regard, flush toilets, clean clothes, and running hot water!

We were fortunate to be able to go where we went and see what we saw. The van is awesome, and traveling with Ken is the only way to go!

I have notes to myself about topics I’d like to write about. Now that we are home, and I can use a real keyboard. Not needing to finger type with stupid auto correct on a phone will make writing and posting easier. Bear with me over time, as I recollect my feelings and our adventures.

Besides the beauty and adventure of the place, was living what some deem the simplicity of living. Which is a funny way to look at the hard work it takes to survive up there. I will disagree with others about it being the “simple life.” For me it is hard and slow work living without what I deem the comforts of home. Different strokes for different folks and we met some different folks indeed.

Like I said, I do have a lot to write about and will. I’ll also post some photos, but for now I’ll share one thing I did find simple. They were these roadside libraries. It was nice to come upon them and be able to take one and leave one.

It’s good to go and it’s good to be home.

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