Vancouver

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More Island Adventures

Oh hello... just sitting and enjoying the view...

And continuing my exploration of the salt erosion holes in sandstone...

Can you spot me???

I could practically live in this little cubby... just gotta flatten out the floor a bit and make a nice door...

Speaking of doors... and home... how about some lunch! My stuffie pals are always most interested in what lunch/snacks I get when I'm on these expeditions... sooo... bring it on!

Oh, trail mix... well, that's a nice appetizer...

Wait... what?? That isn't an appetizer?? That's all that we have??????

We're going to starve!!! Help Stuffie Pals!!! I'm being kept on a starvation diet... save me!!!! Send me chocolate and smoked salmon and more chocolate!!!! (Just kidding...) But this is definitely going on the evaluation. Hmph!!!

Oooohhhh!!! Look - it's a sea otter!! He posed for us... nice!

Such a great view from up here... And we are going to take a slight detour... just to see what is down this scratchy looking thread of a trail...

Ohhhh... that is quite the overhanging lip of rock...

 I wonder if cave bears lived here back in the day?

There's even evidence of a fire... Hmmm... need to ask my pal Little Fox the Archaeologist... he would know how to carbon date this and determine the age.

Beary fascinating....

It's neat to find new places like this!

And below that was this beach - very nice... but, do you hear that? I hear a big boat coming!

Ok... that's NOT it!

There it is!! The ferry coming into the harbour.

As we were chunking through the woods, we found this really cool branch on an arbutus tree... How is that even possible???

Hah! That makes more sense... That left park looks almost like a squid face.

And then we sat for a while along the shore and watched the float plays come and go.

That one's coming...

And this one is going...

There were even some kayakers who came for a bit of a visit...

I like it here!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Island Adventures

Hullo! Goodness... it's been a long time since I posted... sigh... you know the story... sekrebeary falling down on the job. I have been having adventures... so she gets high marks for that... just sad marks for the follow-through! Anyhow.. we went on an island adventure!

We are going over to Newcastle Island on the little bumble-boat...

That's the waiting area down there... but I don't see a boat... it must be coming.

Oh, I see it... way off in the distance...

Oooh... there was also this eagle hanging around waiting as well... don't think he's catching the boat though.

There it is!!

And here we are!! It's sooo nice over here. Lots of people bring their kids to spend the day.

As do the Canada Geese...

I think these goslings are getting swimming lessons...

 Alright, let's go!

Nice totem pole... the lower figure is a bear...

And this one has a beaver down below... see the big teeth and the tail?

Oooh... this tree has been cut down since we were here last - you can see the rot in part of it. Maybe it came down in a wind storm and they tidied it up?

The tide is going out so let's see what we can find...

There's a dead sand dollar...

And a golf ball...

Maybe it floated here from some golf course?

There's a live sand dollar...

And tracks from... sea gull?

It's so nice here... we also found an upside down starfish on the sand...

So we turned him right side up and put him in some water but... it was kind of shallow...

So we put him in some deeper water... that's better!

Those little crabs sure have good camouflage!

 And there's an oyster here too... well, lots of oysters... but we only took a photo of this one.

I think these hole-y sandstones are sooo cool! Apparently... they are created by salt weathering/erosion... huh... go figure.

And some of them make perfect hiding spots! Can you spot me?

This is a perfect place to play stuff hide 'n' seek!

Even some of the logs are full of holes... but those are from teredo worms I think.

So much for a little bear to explore along the shoreline!

Alright... let's mosey along the island and see what else we can find.

Nifty trees in weird shapes.

It's so peaceful here... and hardly any of those human folk around!