My favorite place I’ve ever visited is in the Princess Louisa Inlet up in British Columbia, Canada.
It’s so remote you can only access it by seaplane or a number of boats, but it’s absolutely worth the journey.
I've heard some people call the inlet a “thin space” which is a Celtic idea for a place that feels as if the boundary between heaven and earth is especially thin— a place where we can sense the divine more readily. I think they're right. I had never experienced a place like this before and I’ve never experienced this since. This place is special.
Its foggy sunrises always filled me with peace like nothing else and kayak visits to the ice cold waterfall at the head of the inlet, Chatterbox Falls, reminded me what truly living feels like. It’s a place where I forged some of my most valued friendships, cried countless tears of joy and maybe for the first time discovered who I am.
I just dug up this old photo I shot in the inlet more than five years ago on my second to last visit. I really hope to have the opportunity to visit again someday. This place is good for my soul.