Boat trip with my Dad, Mike, my cousin and her boyfriend. We left from Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island and travelled up the inlets near Read, Sonora, and Stuart Islands...reaching Bute Inlet before turning around to head home.
Resident (I'm fairly certain they are not Transient) Orcas
Young eagle in flight
Ridiculously huge lodge on Sonora Island, accessible only by boat or sea plane. Owned by London Drugs and rumoured to cost $375/night
My families property (well, only part if you consider the whole extended family thing)
4 of these flew over us while we were gawking at the monsterous resort
There were literally nearly 50 seals in one little area! This just shows a few.
Trees growing out of rocks
Whirlpools. There are a number of "narrows" found in amongst the Discovery Islands, and when the tide is moving water can rip through at up to 13 knots. When we were going through it was only about 4 -6 knots.
BEAUTIFUL! I love the BC coast and those starfish are amazing. When we cruised up the coast I told OH I could live there it is so pretty. What a wonderful place to visit and live, I envy your holiday. Thanks for sharing the pics. How close were you to Phyries Island?
I listed off the names of those places to Paul, and he knows them all... He used to work up there! He was a logger and they would barge them in, camp trailers, equipment and all, and they would work for weeks, or even months, on end.
Your pictures are beautiful, Ashley. You have a very good eye. Even though I've been on the west coast for all these years, I think you've now seen more Orcas than I have! Of course, I live on the "inside", but still... Thanks for sharing your lovely pics.
It's too bad you were too far north to get a pic of our island! I would have waved to you! LOL!
I can't take credit for the photos, unfortunately. I thought I had posted that Mike took most of them, but I guess I forgot. Whoops!
We were actually incredibly lucky to have seen the orcas! The last time I remember seeing them go by was about 1996? My Dad said that he can count on one hand the number of times he's seen them go by in front of our property like that (and he's been going there since he was a kid). I was at Quadra Wednesday night to Sunday morning, and we saw them Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!!
I love the purple starfish, too. They inspired my tatoo! There are plenty more pictures of them which I'll have to post at some point.
Lynners, All the pictures are beautiful! What an amazing place to take a vacation. I love the pic of all the seal heads bobbing in the water...LOL! And the starfish were very cool, I've never seen a purple one.
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