At Anchor

Passing Cloud

De La Beche

On the Water

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For most of the past three weeks I have been cruising around southern Haida Gwaii aboard a beautiful wood schooner the Passing Cloud,

It was work (or perhaps “work”) and thus I was running full tilt much of the time. But it was fun work which allowed and even required frequent use of a camera. I wish I had taken a 300 mm lens with me as the wildlife was spectacular though a bit distant.

This is a black-footed albatross we saw a couple of miles west of Cape St. James, one of 13 that we  counted in a short run up the west side of Kunghit Island. Many were sitting on the water surface, which explained for me, after years  of wondering, how the inhabitants of the nearby 10,700 year old Kilgii Gwaay site would be able to successfully hunt them.

 

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Cat = Home

 

I have been away for weeks, but should be home today.

I have missed my cat, but she probably has not missed me. She has had the sun to lounge in.

I am in the field and totally off the grid for most of July, so my responses to comments will be interrupted.

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Transformation

Sahsima is the Songhees First Nation name for this rock, which in their histories tells of a man who was harpooning seals and was turned to stone for rebuking Hayls the Transformer.

Compare this photo with yesterday’s to see how nature also transforms this place.

Reprised from January 2012.

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Furious

This transformer stone, Sahsima, has spent millennia withstanding the storm’s fury.

Reprised from January 2012

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