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.

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.

Porpoises and sunset

In the afternoon we made our way to Whytecliff Park again. The sun was shining, a light breeze was blowing – so perfect to spend some time there.

Of course, we wanted to see if there were harbour porpoises around – and yes, we saw a few!
And we also had a beautiful sunset over ‘porpoise mountain’.

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.

Never a dull moment at Whytecliff Park

Indeed, whenever we spent some time at this beautiful park in West Vancouver, we are rewarded with so many experiences nature has to offer.

So today we saw a blue heron (no picture of it though), a bald eagle, the usual crows, seagulls, ‘our’ little white-crowned sparrow in addition to harbour seals, sea lions, and so many harbour porpoises which was more than amazing.

A pair of Canada geese swam by with their little goslings – maybe the same two we saw a few days ago, but this time showing off their offspring.

What a special day!

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.

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.

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.