I didnt mention much about the Hakai institute itself, the students and caretakers who live here in the summer, take care of the gardens also, so as you walk up the dock ,after tying your dinghy down below, you are greeted by flowers and gorgeous trees everywhere, the trail to the beach is further down, so its a joy to look at all the flowers first! The winter caretaker lives in a small log house , what a job!! i would do that in a flash!!! Imagine being able to walk to those beaches every day, to clean up the plastics after a storm, but take in nature at its wildests!! imagine…….