Whytecliff Park in the early evening

Where else to spend a great relaxing evening than in Whytecliff Park?!

We also always get to see some animals as an added bonus.
This time there were harbour seals, harbour porpoises, a bald eagle, a blue heron, and various smaller birds. I even saw a little snake.

Of course, great clouds, a beautiful sunset, and the moon make everything even better!

Various animals at Whytecliff Park

We spent some very relaxing hours at Whytecliff Park today – and we saw so many animals!

There was this little jewel beetle that landed on Marcus’s pants.
Then we saw all the busy bees and bumblebees, watched cormorants, crows, spotted towhees, white-crowned sparrows, crows, a blue heron, bald eagles, harbour seals…
We never had a dull moment.

Nature also showed us some gorgeous clouds, strong waves, and a beautiful sunset.

Whytecliff at sunset

After our successful stamp collection tour (we now have the minimum 20 stamps we need!) we went to Whytecliff Park to relax a bit there.
We were rewarded with seeing harbour seals, harbour porpoises, amazing clouds, and a nice sunset.

Porpoises, killer whales – and clouds

Friday, the 13th has proven to be our lucky day as we not only saw our beloved harbour porpoises but also resident killer whales in close proximity to each other.
So we knew that those were definitely resident killer whales because the harbour porpoises were busy foraging and ignoring the large whales. Lucky them!

A relaxing afternoon at Whytecliff Park

Today we spent a wonderful afternoon in the sun at Whytecliff Park.

There was low tide when we arrived, and a few people were exploring Whyte Islet.
We, however, enjoyed the peaceful scenery sitting on one of the many benches – and we were rewarded with seeing birds, sea lions, harbour seals and harbour porpoises.

And we got a beautiful sunset, 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.

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.

Short stop at Whytecliff Park

On our way back driving along the Sea to Sky Highway, we just had to stop at Whytecliff Park to relax a little, maybe see some wildlife and definitely enjoy a gorgeous sunset. And that is all we did!

What an amazing way to end this beautiful day!

Tiny porpoises, big waves

Today there was a slightly stronger wind that brought more waves with it – and so it looked as if the the tiny harbour porpoises we saw were swallowed by the larger waves.

 

A sunny afternoon at Whytecliff Park

The sun was shining; we definitely needed some time off, and so we went to Whytecliff Park in the hope to see some harbour porpoises – or at least one.

Well, we did not see a single one but we saw lots of harbour seals, popping their heads out of the water.
And we saw several birds flying by.

The most amazing bird we saw, however, was a tiny Anna’s hummingbird sitting on a tree.
I felt extremely lucky to get a picture of this little one. And then the sun shone directly onto it, and its head and throat turned into a bright red. I could not believe my eyes. Just gorgeous!