We often meet unusual characters when we go kayaking. Sometimes they’re remarkable enough to transport me – at least in my imagination – to destinations half way around the world.
So it was with the oddballs in the photo above, whom I chanced upon this past summer at the edge of Queen Charlotte Strait. Contemplating the long row of ‘carved’ faces lined up in stony silence, staring out to sea, I couldn’t help but feel like I was meeting the famous moai of Easter Island.
OK, I know – it was Mama Nature, not the Rapa Nui people, who carved these ones, and I was barely 200 miles from home. Still, even a brief flight of fancy can be fun – not to mention, a low carbon way to travel.