Mountains at sea

A view of Golden Ears from the entrance to Active Pass on our ferry ride home.

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I love being out on deck as the ferry goes through Active Pass. I’ve seen killer whales here several times, seals most times, eagles, and the occasional sea lion. On our outward journey on Friday, I saw a couple of deer feeding in one of the meadows on Mayne Island.

As usual, I was up at the bow, primed to get take a picture of the other ferry coming towards us, only to be reminded of the glorious view of Golden Ears framed between headlands on Galiano (left) and Mayne Islands. Since it caught me by surprise, I was a little late in taking the photo, and as a result, it’s not as well framed as I feel it could have been; I would like the headlands to be a little closer together. I’ll have to make sure I get it right next time! Maybe the light will be more favourable too?

Killer whales

A trio of killer whales in Active Pass, including a baby. Just another BC moment… 🙂

For a while I had a good run of whale-spotting from the ferry ride from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay. This one was good because it was on a bright sunny afternoon, and there was a little baby whale in the group! I love the fact that we can see these animals here – whales have been one of my favourite animals since the Save the Whale campaign of the 1970s.