Tansy’s walk to work

good morning

Tansy and her favourite photographer and the rest of the work crew stayed in the watchman’s cabin on SGang Gwaay. They often walked through the old village on the way to or from work…

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Gasing.uu dang Giidang ?

…Tansy tried to be respectful and greet the poles politely.

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Listening

These days it is usually pretty quiet in November…

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Empty House

…but this used to be a thriving village, with about 300 people living in the big houses, and going about their daily tasks – fishing, cooking, looking after kids. They also discussed the weather, argued about stuff, made and mended tools and clothes, and created works of art.

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Watching

The village of SGang Gwaay has seen a lot of changes in the last hundred and fifty years or so.

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Asing dang hll King Gas ga.

Tansy felt privileged to be here among the old ones, especially at this reflective time of year.

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4 thoughts on “Tansy’s walk to work

  1. I also feel privileged to be able to view these posts. The new boardwalk is beautiful the way it twists and turns in unison with the trees and understory. This island is sacred indeed. Viewing the Murrelet’s tunnel to their nest was a thrill for me. These parents lead their chicks (usually two) away from their nest a few days after they hatch and raise them in the sea.
    These photos were breathtaking for me to look at…I never get enough of the poles and the stories. Thank you so very much.

    • Aren’t those Boardwalks beautiful? I believe they might be going to be treated further with grit of some kind in a medium that sticks to the wood, so this is a good chance to see the bare wood surfaces in all their glory! And I totally love the idea that the design took into account the Murrelet chick’s need to travel overland.

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