Wally is a 'First Nations' native of Hartley Bay, a village of some 200 Gitga'at peoples. Hartley Bay is a First Nations community on the coast of British Columbia. The village is located at the mouth of Douglas Channel, about 630 kilometres (390 mi) north of Vancouver and 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Prince Rupert. It is an isolated village accessible only by water and air.
Wally works as a ferry and float-plane hand, assisting with docking and loading and off-loading people and freight. He has a wonderful friendly nature as can be seen by this photo. I first made his acquaintance some two years ago. He's a good man to know.
From Hartley Bay