S w e a t e r weather forever 🌊 // that ocean breeze makes chunky sweaters a must have all year round here on #vanisle
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Our Nature Tour this afternoon found The Runaways again! This marks the 4th time this group have been recorded in our area in the past 12 days. The first two visits they were with T097, a large bull. The past two visits, both on Monday and again today, the group of 5 were alone.
In all of these encounters we haven't seen Runaway's oldest daughter, T109A2. She was seen separately last year, travelling with her own two calves.
Comparing the images to the DFO catalogue published last year shows that the youngest killer whale here, T109A6, has a new notch in the trailing edge of the dorsal fin that is very similar in shape and location to her older sibling, T109A4.
Pictured here, from left to right, are: Runaway or T109A (b. 1990), T109A6 (b. 2018), T109A4 (b. 2012), T109A3 (b. 2009) & T109A5 (b. 2014). So great to catch them all at the surface together.
We've sent the sightings in to @simrs_tofino to add to their database of killer whale sightings here in Clayoquot Sound. Note that these images were taken with a telephoto lens and cropped.
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On a trip to Victoria, don't skip a stop at Fisherman's Wharf! Between the kaleidoscopic homes and the chance to catch a glimpse of an adorable harbour seal, it's a worthy spot to while away a sunny spring afternoon. 📷: @caressesandtravels
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The migration is underway. Grey whales are making their journey from breeding areas in Mexico. Some will head to Alaska, or even Russia. Others will remain in BC waters for the summer months.
Pictured are Saddle and Big White, two of the grey whales that return to our area year on year. Saddle has been documented since 1974, and Big White since 1979.
Jump on board one of our Nature Tours, departing daily at 1pm. We're still offering these tours at $89. Head out with a chance to see whales for less!
1 7819 February, 2020
What could be a more Vancouver Island experience than a snowshoe to Lake Helen McKenzie for a hot meal and to feed the Whisky Jacks ? VPO staff giving the grand tour to family from Israel on a lovely February day. #vpostaff #vancouverisland #explorevanisle
Sometimes a rainy day is best enjoyed from the comfort of your cabin! With a view like this, we're pretty sure we could snuggle up all day by the window and just watch time pass. ☔ 🌲 🌊 📷 @krissyds5
3 19019 February, 2020
Yesterday was drop off day! So I spent all last week creating products for the stores I’m in and yesterday dropped them off, I work with some of the most amazing local shops and I gotta say I loved seeing everyone! On top of being amazing stores with super unique and quality items the people that run these all these shops are so lovely, drop off days are the best days. Ordering my products are easy you can simply message me and I will get back to you, BUT if you want to go shopping and see some of my designs in person as well as all the other goodies by other local artisans head into one (or all) of these 3 amazing shops @island_ish@soaklifestyleboutique and @culturecrazeofficial
In our Stories now: Our favorite ways to enjoy the waterfront in Victoria — including a discounted stay at the Inner Harbour-facing @hotelgrandpacific! Click on our profile picture to follow along ⬆️ (Photo: @22pagespdx)