Tranquility - In the middle of nowhere, Vancouver Island
Tofino Waterfront - We were having dinner when somebody shouted Orcas!! We left our meal midway and ran out to see Killer Whales in the water close enough to see with naked eyes. That was one exciting meal!!
Pacific Rim National Park
Rhododendrons in full bloom all over Uclulet and Tofino
Road to Telegraph Cove, Northern Vancouver Island
Along the way, we saw a lot of waterfalls and wildlife too. At one point a big pack of dolphins played in the wake of the boat. It was a lot of fun watching them leap and dive into the water. We also saw some sea otters and water birds. The most exciting sightings were of bears and not just brown bears. We had at least 3 sightings of black bears along the shore. Bears come out during low tide looking for fish. They eat seaweed and overturn rocks to find mussels and crabs and barnacles.
Waterfalls along the way
Black Bear on the lowlands along the way
Yet another Black Bear!!
Dolphins playing in the wake of our boat
Dolphins create excitement like no other sealife
On the way to Knight Inlet
Looking for fish?
OK, I will settle for grass. Although I have to eat 50-70 kilos of grass a day to get enough protein and fat
Grizzly bear cubs are blonde when they are small. As they grow old, they become brown
Siblings. Mom is hiding inside the woods. This is a dangerous time for bears. Males are looking to mate and are known to even kill cubs to get the female to mate!!
When the mom makes a warning sound, bears get scared and run helter-skelter at first and then climb this tree trunk
Then they come running to the other side before going back into the woods
Black bear foraging for crabs and barnacles during low tide
The picturesque fuel station. 4 hours of riding on a 12 person boat requires a refill.