Thanks to Peter McFarland, who was our able skipper during the trip. We are planning to follow up with a local newspaper article with Peter.
Of particular note was that we could not locate the artifacts that we had identified and left in place last summer. It is critical that artifacts remain in place, undisturbed on the island. We are concerned that visitors may be removing artifacts. Please help.
In our informal visit, we did find a bottle shard ... which we photographed and left in place ... sending the photographs to Fiona for possible identification. More to follow on that.
We also photographed through the lower air vents on the east and south walls ... revealing what appears to be the lower side of a staircase (just a few steps visible).
We traveled yesterday, but Helen Lundie of Wildlife Surveys had planned to be on the island for the first phase of the bat survey. We hope to hear soon about the natural heritage assessment and what next steps may be required.
Thanks for your continued support! (.. particularly from Australia!). We will update the donors list in the coming week. (Internet access was too intermittent during the trip to support site updates.)