This California Sea Lion has it made – not only did he find himself a nice bed but a comfy pillow too!
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!
Sometimes I feel like that too at the end of a busy day!
This year we have been seeing sea otters increasingly often, almost daily. Here is toda’s friendly sea otter!
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!
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’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
Our 2017 season has officially begun! We have run a few cruises this past week and as always, it feels great to be out on the water again.