So much to see at Whytecliff Park

Whytecliff Park never ceases to amaze me. Although I have been there a thousand times (or so it seems), it still has this mesmerizing and soothing effect on me. I always feel good having spent some time there.
Of course, seeing wildlife frequently there – like today’s Anna’s hummingbird, a pair of beautiful seagulls, sea lions, harbour seals, and harbour porpoise – adds to that special feeling, too.

Whytecliff Park clouds and birds

After our little museum excursion, we went to Whytecliff Park – although rain was predicted.
It is always so nice and peaceful out there so that we just wanted to give it a try. And the clouds are always so special.

We were lucky indeed – at least for some time – before the rain came.
Until then we had some company from a crow and a bald eagle.

2016 Vancouver Tourism Challenge – Day 2

On our second day of the 2016 Vancouver Tourism Challenge, Marcus and I visited the HR MacMillan Space Centre, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, and the Museum of Vancouver. The latter had a neat exhibition of the Expo 86.

On our way back we also saw a few geese among all those beautiful sea of daisies.

Dramatic clouds at Whytecliff Park

Not only did we see an amazing number of species at Whytecliff Park today, but those clouds put on a show as well.

Marine mammals at Whytecliff Park

And here they are – all the marine mammals we saw:
harbour seals, sea lions, harbour porpoise, and a minke whale.
Yes, indeed, there was a minke whale feeding right in front of us. At first, I thought it was a group of harbour porpoise, but no, this was a much larger animal out there.
What an incredible experience!

(to be continued…)

Another Whytecliff Park visit

What a great way to start the week – spending some time at Whytecliff Park!

Today we saw a lot of wildlife there – various kinds of birds and marine mammals.
There never was a dull moment, but there never is.

(to be continued…)

Lunch buddies

Today I had lunch with Aurora, Qila, Jack and Daisy.
Although I have spent so much time with all of these amazing beluga whales and harbour porpoises I never tire of seeing them over and over again.

Morning walk along the sea wall and Lost Lagoon

Today I had some time before work, and so I strolled along Stanley Park’s sea wall until I came to Lost Lagoon, one of my favourite places in Vancouver.

On my way I saw Canada geese, various duck species, some tree swallows – and a harbour seal! What a great start of a work day!

(to be continued…)

Whytecliff Park animals

We always have a good time at Whytecliff Park – no matter what the weather is like or what animals we see.

Today we were lucky to see the usual seagulls and crows but also bald eagles, harbour seals, sea lions, and harbour porpoise. A really great day which ended with an amazing sunset over Bowen Island.