Birds, seals and porpoises

We spent another beautiful late afternoon/evening at Whytecliff Park today where we saw a male surf scoter which is a large sea duck swimming right in front of us.

The usual harbour seals were there as well as a bald eagle sitting at his favourite spot.
And we spotted some harbour porpoises, too, before the amazing sunset sent us home again.

Geese, gulls, harbour seals and porpoises

On this overcast day we enjoyed the peace and quiet at Whytecliff Park. We hardly saw any other people there, but as usual there were quite a few animals at the park.

We saw a pair of Canada geese swim by and come back some time later. (We believe it was the same pair.)
We also saw a few harbour seals popping their heads out of the water, often looking at us, too, and, luckily for us, some harbour porpoises also made an appearance.

Early morning walk in Stanley Park

When there is still so much time before work starts, why not have a nice little stroll along Stanley Park’s seawall?!
That was exactly what I did this morning, and I ended up walking along Lost Lagoon, too, one of my most favourite places in Vancouver.

I very much enjoyed this peaceful morning walk, and I never felt alone; there was always some kind of bird or a squirrel around.

Another evening at Littlehampton beach

We walked along the beach once more, saw the sea at low tide, admired the beach huts, especially the yellow ones (aren’t they great?) and spotted some wonderful looking plant with yellow flowers. (I have to admit I had to look it up – it’s a yellow horned poppy which is toxic!)

And then the sun set and the whole beach was bathed in a glowing reddish light – that was most beautiful!