Tansy visits SGaang Gwaay 2018

Arriving

Tansy loves to visit the old villages, every time it is a new experience depending on the weather, the company, the time of day…

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Village

Tansy greeted the poles…

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Watchman Ken

…and Ken, the watchman at SGang Gwaay made the visit vivid and special through the depth of his knowledge and generosity of his teaching.

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Posts

Tansy visited the old posts…

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Bird

…and wondered if this was a Raven?

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marked trails

The visitors kept within the clamshell-defined trails…

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Evening

…and walked back to the boat, inspired and grateful…

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haws dáng hl kíngsaang

…and Tansy hopes to visit again!

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This link is for a map that shows the location of the SGang Gwaay Unesco World Heritage Site.

Please click here to see the website of Outer Shores Expeditions and for views of Passing Cloud, 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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6 thoughts on “Tansy visits SGaang Gwaay 2018

  1. This is another interesting post. I’m wondering how old those totems were that Tansy just saw in this post. It has to take many, many years for them to decay to that extent.

    • I think the village was last inhabited in the 1800’s. I am not sure when the poles were actually carved. Probably the poles have a different view of time, so even if Tansy could get an answer from them, it might not be something we could understand.

  2. Can’t help but daydream about the people who made those poles…their life…beliefs…families…the way the world was for them…

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