Yesterday I did the whale watching tour. We went up into Herbert Inlet to find them. Here you see a mother and baby and two smaller orca. We weren't sure how many were travelling together here but in one of my shots there are 5 fins. It was very exciting to be close enough to them to hear them blow. It was a sunny but cool morning out on the water.
So today I followed that up with a bear watching tour. It was a drizzly day, typical of British Columbia. But the weather doesn't stop people from getting out. We saw black bears on two different beaches. They forage under rocks for crabs. It was amazing to watch them up close from the safety of the boat while they went about their bear business. It is the time of year when the bears are trying to put on as much weight as possible for the long winter ahead. It would take a lot of crabs to make a meal. The crabs are only small ones less than 10cm across the shell.
And finally here is the scenery of my childhood that I miss so much when I'm at home in Australia. It is cold, damp, uninviting and inspiring to me.
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