We've been in Bamfield for two and a half weeks now. The first 10 days were pretty dull but since it stopped raining things have perked up. First I, daringly, drove into Port Alberni with the kids to meet a dear friend. It's only 80 km but it took me a good 2 hours along a gravel road that was chockablock with speeding trucks and enormous logging lorries carrying full loads of massive cut trees. It was dry, so every time I encountered a vehicle a huge dense fog of dust was thrown up and I had to slow down to even see the road. I must remember to clean off the number plate because right now it is painted with a solid layer of dust.
This week the kids were allowed to join an elementary school doing a Marine Biology course. First up was oceanography...and what was the first creature we saw? A river otter. Second? A bald Eagle. Third? A seal, Fourth?
After that we IDed animals off the pier...
Next we headed off for a dredge, but on the way we past these guys...Harbor seals on Wizard Island.