evolutionary leadership: the journey to and from cortes island27 Jun 2017
before we even left, gibrán began telling us that the travel to hollyhock and cortes are part of the journey. it actually matters that it’s such a difficult place to get to. traveling to somewhere so remote makes the destination feel significant. it also makes the process of disentangling oneself from day-to-day activities because it’s necessary. traveling makes it harder to stay plugged in (although with wireless internet and spreading cellular service, it’s getting easier to stay plugged in perpetually).
my travel to cortes from boston looked like this:
join a few members of the el cohort and then fly on a tiny plane from vancouver to the island of campbell river.
take a van taxi from the campbell river airport to a water taxi.
meet the rest of the cohort at the port and take two water taxis from campbell river to cortes island.
- get picked up on the dock by shuttles from cortes and then get driven to cortes.
the entire journey took me two days and it actually felt important. i had time to slow down, unwind, and really start to focus on what was about to happen. it still wasn’t enough, imo, but i was really glad to have two days of transition instead of just one.
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