Hittys and humans both like hanging the clothes out to dry in summertime. We like the crisp feel of line-dried laundry, and the scent of sunshine on pillowcases and sheets. The only problem is that sometimes useful pieces of laundry equipment go missing…
While sailing aboard the schooner Passing Cloudone of the most anticipated stops, if the weather allows, is at the Haida village site called SGang Gwaay Llnagaay.
SGang Gwaay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (formerly known as Ninstints) on the south-west side of the Gwaii Haanas protected area (see this link for a map). Tansy has been here before (see this link for her visit from four years ago) so she was prepared for the boardwalk from the anchorage – it is a short walk for humans, but a demanding outing for a Hitty.
Tansy and her favourite photographer were on the schooner Passing Cloudin Louscoone Inlet chatting about the wonderful time they had just had watching a Humpback whale for an hour or so (which you can find out more about here). Then they were hailed over the radio by the watchmen from the nearby World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay to be on the lookout for a large pod of sea mammals that looked a lot like Orcas heading towards the anchorage.
We finished knitting some small socks a week or so ago, and mailed them off to the small feet . Rose was delighted that the small recipient unexpectedly came for a visit, carrying the socks in her backpack. We were glad we could check the fit.
Constance always feels a little sad when the walrus-watching season is over. Up on the walrus rocks in Alaska there have been storms and clouds and crashing waves for a few days now. The walruses have abandoned the island completely, and the biologist/camera operators are departing for the season today.
Tansy and her favourite photographer sailed on the schooner Passing Cloud for two weeks around the southern archipelago of Haida Gwaii. The opportunities to observe sea life from the boat were marvelous, but so were the shore excursions.