Dine “With The Birds”

We love the time of year in the spring when we are visited by hummingbirds while anchored in the Broken Group Islands at lunch time. Our guests literally get to “dine with the birds”.

A Comfortable Bed

This California Sea Lion has it made – not only did he find himself a nice bed but a comfy pillow too!

Still Open For Business!

We’re still open for business and the weather forecast for the next few days looks great! A glimpse of what to expect as seen through the lens of Gerry Fairbrother who came out with us on Sept. 23rd. Thanks, Gerry, for letting me share these – it was hard to pick only a few.

Surviving a Heat Wave

Today was warm, very warm. In fact it was so warm that this Black bear decided to take a swim! He came towards us, marched right into the water, wallowed around for a bit. Then he walked out, shook himself off and carried on with his day!

Sunfish – Mola mola

A great day out on the water today! One bear, lots of sea lions and seals , several sea otters, two racoons foraging on the shore, lots of sea birds, then this sunfish (mola mola) came right to the boat right as we were watching two Gray whales! Thanks Vivianne Zheng for posting this great picture!

Orcas AND cake

Yesterday’s lucky guests were treated not only to a fabulous sighting of five Orcas but to also to delicious birthday cake!  

Thanks to Barbara Lee, a regular guest, who knew it was the captain’s birthday and ordered a birthday cake for all to enjoy at lunch time while at anchor.  The cake, shaped like the Raincoast Maiden sailing off into the sunset, was masterfully crafted by Zoe’s Bakery in Ucluelet. 

Ucluelet Residents

Ucluelet’s “residents” come in all shapes and sizes.  Here a great picture of a rather proud Ucluelet “resident” taken by one of our guests, Patrick LaMontagne