POOR CANOEING WEATHER

WEST COAST ROCK & ROLL

5 MINUTES OF SUNSHINE TODAY!

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FRANK ISLAND VISTA

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ROARING IN!

WRAPPING UP

DONE FOR THE DAY

NEXT!

20141117-IMG_103220141117-IMG_1035Our sunshine had to end sooner or later. Today was the end. The cloud started off thin but got thicker & thicker. So the light got worse & worse. The next Frontal system is upon us & only a matter of time until it starts to rain again!
When I go out to the beach,I play a game I call “Wave Crash……..Light Flash” with the Lighthouse. I get all set up with my camera & wait for the light to flash when a wave hits! It’s harder than it seems!

ONLY ME & A BIG EMPTY BEACH!

20141117-IMG_106020141117-IMG_1061You can see how badly the light was. Some photographers love this kind of light? I say,”fill your boots boys”!
This kind of light is dime a dozen actually,but the golden light is something you have to wait for.

TAKE OFF!

20141116-IMG_085920141116-IMG_0863Our sunshine persists so I headed out on another brisk shoot.
The tide was low so if there were going to be any bears,they would surely be out now? I went up into Gunner inlet to check & didn’t find a one!
I’m pretty positive they have all gone to bed. It’s always a disappointing time for me when my furry friends leave!
Each Spring I meet new & old friends.Than come Fall time,not a goodbye or anything………..they just don’t show up anymore.
So I left Gunner for another year. I won’t be going up in there till next Spring.
I decided to continue down Tofino inlet to Rankin Rocks. I was hoping that all the Dunlin’s would be there but alas,………….no.
The rocks were bare of life anywhere! I continued past to the other side of Tranquil inlet where I know of a Harbour Seal haul out. Sure enough they were basking in the sunshine. There was no wind at all,so any sort of noise would stick out to them. As I approached they spooked & all of them went into the drink. All it takes is for one to get scared & dive into the water! The others don’t even question whats going on & do the same! Thats why I prefer to find them by themselves,or a handful. They hang around much longer!
I decided at this time to head down to the end of Tofino inlet to Deer bay.Haven’t been that far down the inlet in awhile! As I already mentioned,it was very calm. I could see something in the water a long ways off? As I got closer I could see that it was a section of dock!
I could see that it had been torn from whatever it had been attached to & was now floating freely! It wasn’t big. Maybe 10X10.
Continued past. I knew time was going to be tight for getting back into the harbour for sunset.So I didn’t go right to the very end. I took some panos while planing & turned around.
It takes me about 80 minutes to get there & another 80 minutes back of course. Going down to Deer bay consumes a lot of time!
By the time I arrived at Tsapee Narrows the sun was very close to setting. I didn’t see the Daredevil around,so I pushed on hoping to get some sunset shots with Romeo? No time to go visit with Maggie………….I’m sure she’ll understand.
By the time I arrived at my destination,the sun had set! So I knew the only shots I’d be getting of Romeo would be silhouettes.
I found a Heron in the shallows close to where Romeo hangs out. Took a few of it & than Romeo flew over. It’s almost like he realized I would be busy with that Heron,so he left me alone! If he had of flown over,I can assure you that Heron would be high tailing it out of there! Whenever a eagle flys,all birds of all types take off in fright!
Because of time constraints,I only took a handful shots of Romeo doing his thing. Said goodnight to my friend & went on the outside to shoot the sunset afterglow. There is a tree at the north end of Wickaninnish island that a eagle seems to like to perch on. I’m not familiar with this eagle. Unfortunately it wasn’t around tonight. Took a few sunset shots & called it.

I’m disappointed not find any of my bear friends today,but hey………….it’s a natural process & I just roll with it.
Didn’t get much today for the amount of travelling I did,but I’ll take it!

WEST COAST POLE SITTING

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RED THROATED LOON

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TRANQUIL INLET & VALLEY

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HANGING OUT WITH CHUMS

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HARBOUR SEALS

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TOFINO INLET & DEER BAY

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SUNSET HERON

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ROMEO’S SUNSET SILHOUETTE’S

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MR.HERON LOOKING FOR DINNER

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DINE & DASH!

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BELTED KINGFISHER

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SNEAKING UP

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WATCHING THE TRAFFIC

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PERCHED ABOVE

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MY GIRL “MAGGIE”!

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MAGGIE’S BEAUTY

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THE COMINGS & GOINGS OF “MAGGIE”

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SUNSET TAKE OFF

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ROMEO’S SUNSET GRAB

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SUNBURST ROMEO

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HEADING OUT TO REST FOR THE NIGHT

20141115-IMG_0837Many birds go out to the off shore islands for the night. No ground predators,so they rest without fear.

SUNSET WATCHING

20141115-IMG_084020141115-IMG_084820141115-IMG_0853I didn’t see this eagle when I first shot it! I noticed it when I was reviewing. This point of land is the north end of Wickaninnish Island.
A perfect spot for a eagle to watch the setting sun I think!

BLUE HERON

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LAZIN ABOUT WITH FRIENDS

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THE “MISS KAREN”

BLUE HERON

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HERON VISTA

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BEAUTIFUL “MAGGIE”

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MAGGIE’S PEEK-A-BOO

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ROMEO PERCHING UPON HIS ROCKY THRONE

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ROMEO’S ROCKY THRONE

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ROMEO CATCHING LIGHT

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SUNSET REFLECTIONS

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SUNSET SNAGGING

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HERON SUNSET

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ROMEO & JULIETTE

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PERFECT FORM

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ROMEO SURVEYING HIS TERRITORY

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A CORMORANT CROWD

LOGAN

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