The adventure begins in mid-January, 2004 when I notice an advertisement in Canadian Geographic Magazine: an environmental discovery cruise from Alaska to Vancouver, a small ship carrying 102 passengers, on-board resource people to include local First Nations people, research scientists, folksinger Ian Tamblyn and Dr. David Suzuki. I contact my friend, Carol to see if she is interested.
book our passage and soon, Information, including a two-page recommended
reading list, begins arriving in the mail.
I order books from the library and start reading about West Coast
Natives, their art and culture. I
purchase and pore over handbooks of wildflowers, plants, whales and shore
life of the