The Pesuta, a shipwrecked log carrier, washed ashore on the East Coast of Haida Gwaii in 1928. The weathered bow remains today, jutting from the sand, and can be seen if one hikes out there.
I decided to join two of my friends on a hike to the Pesuta. It was a sunny day, but the exposure on the East Coast means the wind gives quite a chill! The hike takes about four hours to complete, and that includes having lunch when you get there. We choose to hike further about twenty minutes to Gold Creek, where we travelled back towards the Pesuta through the sandy dunes. In one area there are moss beds in the dunes, where we stopped to sit and have lunch.
Some debris from the Japanese Tsunami can be found on East Beach as well. Some of the things you can find are so neat! This is the same beach that the Harley Davidson motorcycle washed up on!
The Pesuta is smaller than I remember from when I was a child. Pieces of it have fallen off and have been swept away by the ocean. All over it are carved in signatures of people who have visited it over the years. It really is a piece to be treasured, and the hike to it is always fun, so long as you ensure that the tide remains low enough to walk the beach!
Hiking in Haida Gwaii
Originally posted on HelloBC.com by Queen Charlotte Visitor Centre on May 23, 2010
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