Weekend on the North Island

Marije and I spent a long weekend on the North Island, we planned this getaway ages ago and thankfully the weather was pretty much perfect!

As per usual, our focus was on the wildlife: we saw black bears, grizzly bears, raccoons, minks, dolphins, porpoises, humpbacks, and even a sea otter! 🙂

Here are some pictures, first from Saturday’s bear watching tour:

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At one point, the little grizzly cubs climbed up into the bushes to get at the salmon berries:

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Sunset from our seaside cabin:


Sunday’s whale watching tour:


Dall’s porpoise, directly beneath the bow where we were standing:

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Sea otter!

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On the drive home, we stopped by Buttle Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park:


No need to say it, but this was a beautiful weekend!


4 thoughts on “Weekend on the North Island

    1. Thanks Marian, we had a great time, and I like the sunset too, so colourful when the clouds play along 🙂

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