The “Miss Danielle”

I finally was able to get out today! The Winters in Tofino can be a hard place to be if your a lover of the “Great Outdoors”! It looks like only one day this week at best too!
I went down to Cannery to visit with the Lions. The tide was high so I couldn’t find any of them in their normal spots! They were on & by the float! Also on what I am calling “Kenfalls Point”. It’s a point of land near a creek called “Kenfalls”.
This point of land is a spot they hauled out on last year. I noticed that the Lions were not just around the shore edge on this point of land. They actually were inside the forest! I found that strange & reported it to Rod Palm .( a local Whale/animal expert)
He told me that the only other known spot where the Lions haul out into the forest was up in Alaska! I went around the point to see if they were inside the forest and a few were,but mostly around the shore. I suspect that when their numbers increase & space becomes a premium,that there will be more of them on the inside.
Once again I think their numbers are less than what they should be or at least what I’m use to. I have no idea why? They may be further down the Inlet hauled out somewhere? I am going to have to take extra fuel & go check this out!
On the positive side,the float inside Cannery is in the light finally! The earth’s axis is moving enough to the south that the sun is now higher than that mountain to the SW. It has been blocking the sun all Winter!
The wind started kicking up,so I figured I better head back. The Inlet was capping from the NW winds,so I went to the north side of the Inlet where the wind lee was.
On the way back I visited with the Daredevil/Delilah at Tsapee Narrows,as well as Moe/Maggie & Romeo/Juliette. They all seemed to be in good spirits.
Romeo & Juliette were concerned about a neighbor getting too close to their territory however. I was lucky enough to capture the moment they both took off to intercept said Intruder!
Many fishing boats were coming back into the harbour at sunset. The Geo-Duck opening must still be happening.
I didn’t get as much as I hoped,but it was still a great day to be out!

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