I was lucky to have an opportunity to spend ten days sailing around the Broughton Archipelago. The photo’s below tell the story of the ever changing area. What was once a thriving area, home to First Nations and European settlers alike is now very sparsely populated, and nature is taking back the previously inhabited islands.

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The last few pieces of the Long House on Village Island as of August 2010. There is an excellent book written by a non-First Nations nurse who worked on the island in 1930 called Totem Poles and Tea which lets you envision what life must have been like on the island. It’s worth a read.

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Once upon a time this dock on Village Island was used by many to come and go Continue reading

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