Jack, Daisy, Walter

After our little tour through downtown Vancouver, we headed to the Vancouver Aquarium to spend another hour there. Of course, we went to see the harbour porpoises Jack and Daisy, and on our way to the exit we saw Walter having a nap.

Geocaching, sea lions, dolphins, and a sea otter

We actually intended to enjoy the sun a bit, to go on a short geocaching tour in Stanley Park, and to visit the Vancouver Aquarium today.

So we set off in the sun in Burnaby, but when we went into Vancouver, there was fog pretty everywhere! The sun did not have any chance to come through that…
Well, that meant we still had our geocaching fun – in the fog! – and we found all three caches that we were looking for. Yay!

Once inside the Aquarium, we watched the Steller sea lions swimming in their habitat, roaring, and even coming out of the water.
We also watched the Pacific white-sided dolphins Hana and Helen in action, and spent some time in front of both sea otter habitats. Katmai was very active so that I could not get any decent picture of her, but Walter was enjoying a little nap.

Besides those animals, we went to see the harbour porpoises, too, which may come as a surprise to you… or not?!

(to be continued…)

The first Super Saturday in 2014

On this Saturday we were visitors one and two at the Vancouver Aquarium when it opened for members at 8:30 am – does that surprise you?

Anyway, we headed straight on towards Jack and Daisy – and Daisy seemed to like the rain a lot, as she was jumping – yes jumping! – out of the water. We had never seen her do something like this before. This was so fascinating to watch!

Besides Jack and Daisy, we, of course, watched the special dive show in the Strait of Georgia habitat which was really good.

After that, among others, we also had a closer look at the spotted jellyfish, seahorses, dwarf cuttlefish, and garden eels.

We also spent some time watching Schoona, which is one of my favourites, and Walter, the recently rescued and rehabilitated sea otter, exploring his new home, grooming himself and eating loads of food.

The Steller sea lions were sitting on their platform, and being quite vocal, but they looked absolutely gorgeous with their brown colouration.

Back at Jack and Daisy’s we had some more fun interacting with Jack and Daisy. Well, Daisy was the porpoise coming to the underwater viewing area much more often than Jack.

Time flew by and we had to say goodbye to our favourite harbour porpoises…

By the way, we were the very last visitors to leave the building… What can we say – except that we always have so much fun there.