Tansy and Butternut visit SGang Gwaay

SGang Gwaay

Tansy and Butternut Girl visited SGang Gwaay…

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Boardwalk

…Tansy was here last November helping to build a boardwalk for the visitors (click here for that post)…

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Wind damage

…and she returned in February this year to help ameliorate some of the effects of a devastating winter storm on the island.

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blow down

The island experienced what must have been near hurricane force winds just after the boardwalk crew was finished. Miraculously none of the uprooted trees knocked the standing poles down. Tansy’s February trip was to help re-build the damaged brand-new boardwalk, and to help with the archaeologist’s work on the island while the disturbed cultural remains were recorded and dealt with.

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amazing

Even though she had seen the wreckage before, Tansy was rather shocked by the devastation…

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light

…but the site is still an incredible place, and she was glad that she and Butternut Girl were able to visit. It is reassuring to know that people are doing their best to preserve this World Heritage Site.

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Favourite photographer

And the girls are lucky to have an excellent view from the pocket of their favourite photographer!

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Island evening

What lucky dolls to get to experience places like this.

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Please  click here  to see the website of Outer Shores Expeditions,

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If you want to see where Passing cloud is right now, click here!

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10 thoughts on “Tansy and Butternut visit SGang Gwaay

  1. What lucky readers to get to visit this magical World Heritage site, getting an educated access through the Favorite photographer’s eyes and reading/learning through our very own accomplished Story teller! Thank you to our most generous friends, also to Tansy and Butternut girl for sharing and treating us to this paradise!

    • Oh my, but we are so happy to share…honestly, we feel it can only help things to love and appreciate the beauty of the earth, and traditional ways of living in it…we can’t go back, but we can learn!

  2. So nice to see more photos of a favorite out-of-the-way place that holds so much heritage for these folks. The aid of the dolls as well as your favorite photographer (thanks for that photo!) must be encouraging to those people there who inhabit this glorious land….what a blessing to be taken there so many times with the gift of (as mentioned),” our very own accomplished Story Teller” and “Favorite Photographer”.

    • SGang Gwaay is such a wonderful place, changing with the different seasons, the light, the companionship, weather, time…I think we can learn so much by paying attention! I am lucky to have been there (with F. P. and various dolls) and grateful to the people from long ago, and their descendants who have their own teachings to offer…I am so glad to pass a little bit along in my own way…and really grateful that you are listening!

  3. The winds must have circled around the poles and left their sacred spaces intact. I’m so touched by this special place and by the people who care for it.

    • It was an unusual angle of wind that blew down the trees – and truly miraculous that those that fell in the storm did not bring down the standing poles. I am just glad the boardwalk crew (including our Favourite Photographer) were not present during the storm! Praise Be on both accounts.

  4. Wow, the devastation is rather startling. So glad they missed taking down any of the standing poles. I know they will eventually succumb to the elements but happy that many are still standing. Hope the boardwalk was not too damaged. Thanks for sharing the trip with us. Their Favorite Photographer looks rather cheerful having them along.

    • There was some spectacular damage to the boardwalk, but the design meant that the broken or dislodged sections could soon be put right without too much difficulty. Favourite Photographer is quite a heroic (and you are right – cheerful) Hitty caretaker!

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