Hlk’yah GawGa

This 52 Rolls post is from my most recent trip to Haida Gwaii, taken on some time off when we visited Windy Bay for dinner and a visit. Click through to 52 Rolls (link) to see the rest of the roll of film. It was shot on the diminutive Olympus mjuii, a camera that performs way higher than its weight class.

52 rolls


Roll 31 is from September when I spent a bit more than a week in Gwaii Haanas looking for and recording archaeological sites in the intertidal zone. The time was short as it was scheduled to coincide with the lowest tides possible, and typical of working with the tides, early mornings were involved. It is one of my favourite kinds of work – riding in boats and walking on beaches in very remote places with other people rarely seen.

We were based in a float camp in the Bischof Islands off the south end of Lyell Island and were invited by the Haida Watchmen to visit for dinner at Hlk’yah GawGa (Windy Bay) on the north east shore of Lyell Island – about 20 km by water. Fortunately our boat was fast, and the seas were perfectly calm. These pictures are from that evening trip – the dinner was delicious and…

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2 thoughts on “Hlk’yah GawGa

  1. I LOVE your work from this part of the west coast ehpem! We’ve recently visited Alert Bay, and although we weren’t able to visit Haida Gwaii in person this time we felt like we were in the area. It was a real journey of discovery, one I will take with me for the rest of my life.


    • Thanks so much Toad. I am in Masset right now on another job. Always something to see and do. It’s pretty different from Vancouver Island. I really hope you can make it up here sometime.

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