Whale Watching and Days in Vancouver
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September 10th, 2009 – by: tridantri
The boat (a RIB type speed boat) departed from Lulu Island so I cycled from the youth hostel, which took just over an hour. The weather was perfect with calm seas and lots of sun. We saw about 15 Orcas in total. They are not quite as playful as some dolphins I have seen, such as in the Azores where they would perform endless acrobatics out of the water. The Orcas tended to shallow jump out of the water and then on occasion they would jump straight out of the water head first or do a cartwheel, which was amazing to watch.
We also saw loads of seals and a bald eagle. There was also a privately owned island where we saw different types of deer. These had been brought to the island buy the owners in an attempt to attract hunters to the island, who would of course pay to hunt. Unfortunately for the owners (and fortunately for the deer) the only people that came to the island were protesters. Even though the owners tried to round up all the deer they were unsuccessful as the deer now roam the island freely, where they have no predators.
This was my last day in Vancouver as tomorrow I begin my ride south to Mexico (after tackling the Grouse Grind). I will primarily be using this blog so anyone interested can follow me there.
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