Haida Gwaii Goodbye (for now)

tide and lagoon Water

tide meets lagoon

Tansy has been to Haida Gwaii, three times this year – she’s been involved in a lot of interesting work and seen remote and beautiful  parts of British Columbia.

Deer Bones

Deer Bones

She found interesting things in the forest…

Biface!

10,700 year old stone tool!

…and on the beach.

Whoops!

Whoops!

She went on boat rides every day!

Far Away Islands

Far Away Islands

…and visited far away islands.

Mapping

Mapping

Tansy tried to help her photographer/Archaeologist friend with some of the work,

Home made pizza

Home made pizza

and shared his dinners!

Float camp

Float camp

Haida Gwaii is one of the most tranquil places Tansy has ever visited,

Study

Study

…and there are lots of people busy trying to understand and protect its natural and cultural Heritage.

New Pole

New Pole at Hlk’yah GaawGa (Windy Bay) on Lyell Island.

…respecting old traditions while making room for new ways of living lightly on the land. The Haida Nation and Parks Canada made an outstanding video about this pole.

 

Please watch the video embedded below:

 

 

a soft view

a soft view

Tansy feels so lucky to be part of this world.

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12 thoughts on “Haida Gwaii Goodbye (for now)

  1. Thank you, Tansy, for sharing this beautiful part of the world with us and enlightening us with some of the wonder of it.

  2. Thank you thank you for this incredibly beautiful post. I was so moved by the video! I am going to share the video on facebook, as it is one that should be seen by as many people as possible! Thank you…..

  3. Fabulous video. Tansy is so privileged to have been to Haida Gwaii with her photographer, and we readers are very lucky to be able to see the island through her eyes!

  4. Tansy is terrific company on trips, and this was an especially good trip with great weather and people to work with. The Windy Bay visit was a highlight – the pole is terrific, and the Watchmen based there made us a wonderful meal. One of the guys I was working with is a carver and he told Tansy and me about the pole and some of its stories and references to the past.

  5. can only repeat the “thank you” for sharing the adventures of Tansy and her photographer. The video is beautiful, we can only hope and pray that this beautiful wilderness can be protected forever.

  6. another learning experience with the Quimper Hittys. Looking forward to this most recent Tansy Adventure with her favorite photographer.

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