We started out from Minstrel Island heading west toward Johnstone Strait in search of marine mammals, most notably, orca. It was another calm morning with marine clouds hanging low over the inlets. We passed a lot of fish farms where Atlantic Salmon are raised. The Atlantic … Continue readingA Whale of a Surprise
On a cool, gray morning in Gold River, BC, we boarded the MV UChuck III with about 75 other passengers. The MV UChuck III is a working boat that makes regular deliveries to the islands off of the west coast of Vancouver Island. They take … Continue readingNootka Island Day Cruise
After a breakfast that included fresh, local blueberries, Rob and I joined our guide to boat across Knight Inlet to Thompson Sound. Our destination is Trapper Rick’s cabin on the Kakweikan River where we hope to watch grizzly bears fishing. Knight Inlet is the longest … Continue readingLooking for Grizzlies along the Kakweikan River
After our first plane was towed into the hangar for repairs and the second plane was gassed up, we boarded our plane in Campbell River, BC. We flew about 45 minutes northwest over the archipelago of small islands that mark the ends of the fjords … Continue readingMinstrel Island, British Columbia
We’d been watching several grizzly bears with cubs gorging on sedges near the water’s edge in Glendale Cove. There were also a couple of single adult bears foraging further back from the water, mid-way to the tree line in the estuary. In all, I could … Continue readingHow Many Bears are in that Pile?
The spheres remind me of my gourd birdhouses. I had come across this unique place at some point and made a mental note to look into it when I planned our Vancouver Island trip. It is everything you’d expect an upscale birdhouse for a person … Continue readingLiving Like Birds in British Columbia (Free Spirit Spheres)