Humpback Whales – Sutil Channel, Discovery Islands Archipelago

Big Animal Encounters I joined a four hour whale watching tour with Big Animal Encounters. Dressed in warm dry suits, we boarded the zodiac, Fast Forward and headed out towards Sutil Channel, a channel within the Discovery Islands archipelago. Humpback Whales Today’s humpbacks were sleepy and lazy, slowly swimming around the channel. The only bit…

Orcas – Sutil Channel, Discovery Islands Archipelago

Big Animal Encounters I joined a four hour whale watching tour with Big Animal Encounters. Dressed in warm dry suits, we boarded the zodiac, Fast Forward and headed out towards Sutil Channel, a channel within the Discovery Islands archipelago. Orcas This was a surprising visit, as our captain indicated that orcas are not regular visitors…

Steller Sea Lions – Sutil Channel, Discovery Islands Archipelago

Big Animal Encounters I joined a two hour tour with Big Animal Encounters in hopes to see humpback whales. Two hours isn’t enough time to travel north within the Discovery Islands archipelago, where whales are guaranteed to be seen. However, humpbacks have been swimming in the Sutil Channel, a location relatively close to the dock….

Just For Today – I Will Be Kind To All Living Things

Spirit of the Eagle While kayaking at Quadra Island, an island within the Discovery Islands archipelago, British Columbia, I took the most extraordinary picture as an eagle flew above me. It looks like the spirit of the eagle! Is it an optical effect from my iPhone? Or did I capture the Great Spirit of the…

Kayaking – Quadra Island – British Columbia

 Discovery Islands Archipelago  Quadra Island is located within the Discovery Islands archipelago, in the Straight of Georgia, between the eastern shore of Campbell River, Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia. To read more about the Discovery Islands, click here. David Suzuki has a house along the coastline of Quadra Island. I stopped by…