Tansy’s 2018 visit to Hotsprings Island

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The guests have to wait on the schooner Passing Cloud until it is their turn to visit Hotsprings Island…only 12 visitors at a time are permitted to visit the protected cultural sites…

 

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Watchman

…but once they arrive on shore, a watchman like Didi will give the visitors a complete tour!

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Path

It is important to stay within the marked trails so that the volume of visitors does not overwhelm the fragile ecosystem.

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Spruce

Huge Spruce trees were the denizens of the mature forest on Haida Gwaii, but they were heavily logged to make planes during World War Two….Click Here to see a promotional video from that time.

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Little Spruce

There are ongoing efforts to help the ecological system restore itself in some areas of Gwaii Hannas.

Deer were not known on the islands until around a hundred years ago, and efforts are being made to exclude or eliminate them from some islands. Now this baby Spruce tree is growing happily…

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Chicken of the woods

…and this fungus is doing its part to restore the balance…

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stump

…and logging is not allowed in the park any more.

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Watchman’s cabin

Tansy walked along the trail to where she could see the watchmen’s cabins and the bath house….

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Warm pool

…and she discovered that warm water seems to be slowly trickling back into this pool after having dried up for several years following a big earthquake in 2012 – Hooray!

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Shell

Down on the beach they found a lovely sea urchin shell…

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Urchins

…which Tansy found very comfortable to sit in as the curve was just right to support her back!

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Farewell and Háw’aa

Thank you – Háw’aa – to the watchmen of Hotsprings Island…

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Misty Isles

…and away they sailed to the next adventure.

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Please click here to see the website of Outer Shores Expeditions, which was Tansy and her favourite photographer’s home for nearly three weeks…

…Passing cloud is over on the BC Central Coast at the moment, click here to see where she is right now!

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4 thoughts on “Tansy’s 2018 visit to Hotsprings Island

  1. Each and every photo is a depiction of perfection and beauty. It actually brings tears to my eyes viewing this beauty and praying that we don’t continue to mistreat our home world.
    Tansy in that sea urchin shell is priceless.

  2. such a fascinating place. I have enjoyed this and past posts with the history of this place and the wonderful photos. Plus it always makes me smile to see Tansy in her blue jeans exploring!

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