I Never Tire Of Telegraph Cove.

Here’s another post I’ve been meaning to do since early August.

Cousins Sian and Jay came up from the Seattle area in the first week of August They stayed for a week and I enjoyed having them here. Mostly we did short trips around the valley and spent some time with my family here in the area.

However, we did make the 3+ hour drive to Telegraph cove one day. Here’s a map to give those of you overseas and idea of where we went.

Comox to Telegraph Cove: Vancouver Island

The object of the trip was to board a vessel owned by Stubbs Island Whale Watching and go in search of marine life. We hoped to see orcas, humpbacks, dolphins etc and we weren’t disappointed. We gathered together on the dock to get a team picture before we left. Even the skipper squeaked into the shot! (Back left)

Team pic


Leaving Telegraph Cove.


The surface was flat calm which suited Sian nicely.

Much of the time the surface was like this.

Soon we were all absorbed in scanning the surface for whales. We failed to spot orcas but saw three humpbacks feeding together in one spot.


All Hands On Deck.


Humpback lunge feeding (Photo from Wikipedia) As stated I did not take this picture, but this represents very well what we saw.


The whale watching trip was a great success.

Soon, the week was over and it was time for Sian and Jay to leave. However, we did manage to end it well with a family night out for dinner.

A family dinner ended Jay and Sian’s visit

That’s all folks. ‘Bye for now and God bless.




Camping at Naka Creek-June 2015

Location of Naka Creek In Relation To Home. (400+Km round trip approx)

Location of Naka Creek In Relation To Home. (400+Km round trip approx)

Since last Saturday and over the past weekend to Wednesday, we were camped at Naka Creek which is north of where we live on Vancouver Island. It took us about 3 1/4 hours of driving time to get there, with 1 1/4 hours of that done on logging roads. For those of you outside of Canada, the logging trucks have right of way on their roads. Fortunately we didn’t meet one coming our way. If you’d like to see a clip of some active trucks, watch below. It’s long so you might just want to watch part. (video credits to Tim Twichell)

Our camping trip was blessed with good weather, a lovely site, great people and fab food (thanks especially to GJo but also to Andi and Cynthia). We even saw a humpback whale or possibly it was a Minke. I think pictures, and there are lots of them below, can do a far better job than I could to show the beauty of this place. We are so blessed to live where we do.

Goodbye for now and God bless.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.