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In Which I go on a Marvellous Expotition

This is what I was doing at about 11:00 this morning

Kayak's eye view of Fisgard Lighthouse

I went out kayaking today with my friend sheilap and her partner Jo. It was amazing. We put in at Esquimalt lagoon and went on about a 4 hour paddle through Esquimalt harbour. We stopped for lunch at Cole Island., a historic site that I had hitherto not known anything about. I am very very tired but extremely proud of myself that I was able to sustain that amount of activity and hold my end up in the paddling.

En route, we saw a multitude of wildlife, including ospreys hovering, looking for prey, herons, a turkey buzzard, a kingfisher, oystercatchers, Canada Geese, lots of other sea birds, seals and a deer and its faun. There is pictorial documentation

Here is a baby seal - it's not as sharp as I would have liked, but you get the idea

Baby Seal

These are the ruined buildings - the remains of a Royal Navy munitions storage area - on Cole Island

Cole Island

Mum and baby

Doe and Baby

Fisgard Lighthouse, with Olympic Mountains in the background

Fisgard Light with Olympic Mountains

As you can see, it was a blazingly beautiful day. My cheeks are warm from the sun and I'm buzzing with bliss. It was a wonderful time.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 13th, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
It is so beautiful!
Jul. 13th, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
This is magnificent country. Someday I really need to visit it.
Jul. 14th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
It just showed up! In fact, I did look this morning, but it it was not available yet, and actually appeared well after Brianna's last post even though hers has a later time than yours. That happens sometimes when I post youtube videos--it takes them a while to show up. Anyway--great pictures. It was such a beautiful day, glad you got to do something scenic.
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
How peculiar! Must be something to do with the RSS feed, but I'm not expert enough to know what or why it's doing that. Or perhaps bandwidth, if it's things with big payload. But, dunno...
Jul. 14th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
Haha. Just got the Pooh reference.
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, sounds like a fantastic time! I've been intrigued by kyaking lately, but too busy to do anything about it.
Jul. 14th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
It's really fun, and a great upper-body workout :)
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