Seal release in Porteau Cove

Together with Dalila, we went to Porteau Cove early this morning to witness the release of seven rehabilitated harbour seals. We all were very excited to see the seal release live as we had never been to an event like that one before.

All seven harbour seals, five of them equipped with satellite transmitters, were sitting in their carriers, looking out of them with big eyes, and waiting for their big moment to be back in the wild again.

Then it was time to say goodbye to these little harbour seals who immediately went into the water. Most of them looked back; and some of them swam together a little bit before going their separate ways.

We wish you all the best for the new chapters in your lives!

We had a fantastic time at Porteau Cove Provincial Park

We actually wanted to go to Whytecliff Park in North Vancouver, but our navigation system somehow misled us and proposed a u-turn near Porteau Cove. So instead of following its instructions, we spontaneously decided to go ahead and stay at Porteau Cove.

Once there, we found one of the rare parking spots left, took our backpacks and started exploring the area a bit. Surprisingly enough, there were not many people walking along its rocky beach, so that we nearly had it for ourselves. Ben and Tom had a good time there, playing in and at the water, and they liked climbing that dead tree lying on the beach. I had to follow them, of course, to get some great pictures. I am still fascinated by the natural beauty there: the rocky coastline looking over Howe Sound to the mountains beyond. And look, some of those mountains still had some snow!

Anyway, we followed the coastline until we came to a little lagoon at the end of Porteau Cove’s campsite where our boys had some more fun playing in the water.

After having spent several hours there, we headed towards the pier again, got into the car, went along the Sea to Sky Highway (yay!) and headed towards Vancouver where we wanted to say hi to Jack.

(to be continued…)