Calm and Quiet on the Tranquil Sea

It was another calm and tranquil day out on the water and the wildlife was as rich and abundant as ever. It is hard to believe that day after day we are gifted by the presence of these glorious animals that feast and forage, socialize and rest in the same vicinity with the lucky folk who call this place home. Our visitors come from all over the world, some for only a day with hope of experiencing the wonders of this region.

Orca and Humpback whales were seen today not to mention the numerous birds that either drifted with the current, waiting for a bait call to appear or feasting on the tight ball of fish that sustains them. Rhinoceros Auklets, Marbled Murrelets and Guillemots were amongst the Gulls that feasted on the small schooling fish that were obviously be chased to the surface by salmon. 

The Sea lions are now well established and have found their section of real estate that they will occupy during the winter months. Although by season end the whale watching boats are winterized and tucked away, some of the wildlife remain, keeping company those people who live remotely on adjacent islands, 

As the afternoon eased into early evening, the sun set early and a chill to the air was felt by our visitors. Fall is definitely in the air. We look forward to another day in this Northern Vancouver Island region.  

Hayley ShephardComment