North Vancouver Island.
It’s with sadness that we leave TC on Sunday. Our summer is over here and it’s time to get back to reality. (we will go kicking and screaming!!)
However, we were truly blessed to have one last day (Friday) on the water. Fishing. Whale watching, bird watching, fishing, feeding the eagles, fishing.
Lynn and Chuck graciously invited us to go bottom fishing and this time Dale got his license (on-line) to give this sport a go. He did very well too. Photo’s prove it! 🙂
He caught dinner – Kelp Greenling Cod. A beautiful fish.
Chuck gave him pointers.
Last catch of the day!
We were out of Bausa Cove next to a small island with an eagle’s nest. Both eagles were in residence. So any small fish we caught became dinner for eagles. Chuck would whistle and toss the fish and the eagle would swoop down from the top of the trees, make a circle around us, and swoop in to grab the fish. Truly awesome seeing this.
This eagle was the first one down. He grabbed his fish and took it back to the island and ate it.
The second eagle gave us a good show.
Dale took a video of this. Check it out here.
We saw so much action on the water today. Barges probably coming down from Alaska load down; barges in Blackfish Strait; cruise ships heading to Vancouver or Seattle after enjoying a trip around Alaska; and many different types of boats. The Orcas passed by us. Always a treat. A seal came to see if he could get dinner from us. And many, many birds and gulls.
A beautiful day with very generous friends.
Life is beautiful and so good. God shows himself in His creation all the time.
When we went on our half day kayaking jaunt, we went into a cove called Bausa (bouza) Cove. We discovered that access to this cove, other than boat, was through the Forest Campground down the road from us.
This weekend is a holiday for the Canadians. So Telegraph Cove is full of people. Our RV park is full of RVs. Dale and I decided to get out of Dodge for a while and we hiked to the Forest Campground and out to Bausa Cove. Here are some photos of that hike.
Great driftwood here. We did pick up a rock from Bausa Cove and a cool looking piece of wood.
Life is good. God is protection. A black bear came busting out of the bushes and crossed the road right in front of us on the way home. All I saw was a BIG butt.