I headed out earlier than normal today. I wanted to go to Tranquil. The high tide was at 2:20pm & I wanted to be there about a hour before so that I could stay for awhile. Tranquil becomes almost impossible to get into or out of if the tide is too low. You need a pair of chest waders if you try to go in during low tide.
So I headed down to Tranquil. I’m setting up a camping platform for the Fall. I want to be there when the salmon start running. I want to get shots of the bears grabbing the salmon!
The bears can only grab the salmon at low tide. Less water means less room for the salmon to get away! All the bears instinctively know this.
So I need to set up a camp. I’m putting my tent on a sleeping platform about 5 feet off the ground.
I’ll be leaving it there year round,so to stop curious bruins from doing any damage,I’m putting a strip of nails all along the edge of the platform.(carpet smooth-edge) If one comes across the platform & is curious,It’ll have to put it’s paws on the edge to check things out. Thats when it’ll get a reminder not to do that again. It won’t be harmed,but will understand not to investigate any further!
I’m going to use a canvas wall tent. I’ll build a internal wood frame & slip the tent over it. I’ll have a wood stove to keep the moisture out.
I’ve used these kind of camps before when I was a exploration Geologist. They work well.
So I arrived at high tide. I tied up & began to unload. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very careful unloading my chainsaw. I threw it on land but there was a slope. Before I could catch it,It rolled into about 5 feet of water. I was able to grab it with my paddle but there was no way I was going to be able to use it.
I also had a machete,so went to work clearing the underbrush from the site.
I now have a much better idea of what I need to do because of going during high tide. I came in a few weeks ago during low tide. I tied up the boat out in the estuary & walked in to the site.
Things sure look different between low & high tide!
After clearing as much as I could,I went for a short ride up Tranquil. I always love getting up into Tranquil! It’s such a beautiful place!
With my task done, I headed out of Tranquil.
I went to Tsapee Narrows to visit with the Daredevil & Delilah. It’s mating season right now,so all the eagles are staying close to each other. They both posed for me,but did so in the shadows. I always hate shooting in the shadows. No colour & the contrast is weak.
Stayed with my feathered friends for about 15 minutes. Took a few shots & said goodnight.
I next went to visit with Maggie over on Morpheus island. As per usual,she was waiting & flew out to greet me. She just circles above me. She’s the only one that does this. She’s larger than most so I assume she has more muscle power?
Had a nice visit with my girlfriend & said goodnight. I headed over to visit with Romeo/Juliette.
Juliette wasn’t around but Romeo flew out to greet me. Took a bunch of shots of my friend & called it a night.
I stay out till after sunset.I’m getting back later & later now.
I was on my way back to the beach when I noticed a large “blow” off in the distance! It was a Grey whale coming into the harbour! I only got a few silhouette shots of it before it disappeared. The sun had already set,so silhouettes were the only thing I could get.
After it went down a second time I couldn’t find it again,so headed to the beach.
Aside from my blunder with the chainsaw,it was a great afternoon shoot! That whale coming around at sunset capped off the day nicely!
|Tofino Photography on ROMEO’S CLOUDY SUNSET|
|cat9984 on A CRANKY MOE!|
|Tofino Photography on A CRANKY MOE!|
|cat9984 on ROMEO’S CLOUDY SUNSET|
|cat9984 on A CRANKY MOE!|
|cat9984 on A GOLDEN BLUE HERON|
|cat9984 on BRAVEHEART|
|cat9984 on ROMEO & JULIETTE|
|shahini sengupta on THE DAREDEVIL|
|Amber Dane on THE DAREDEVIL|