So there we were, creeping quietly through the brush, trying not to tread on a dry branch or make any sort of noise. We also made sure we stayed downwind so our scent wasn’t detected by the black bear feeding on the salmon. The pink salmon were fighting their way upstream on the Quinsam River on Vancouver Island and were stopped by a small dam across the river. The only way to continue on their journey was to go up the fish ladder and that’s where the bear were waiting.
I’d like to say our backwood skills were first class but to tell the truth we parked in the car park and walked the 200 metres to the dam, along with all the other tourists.
Since mid-August we have been pretty much in one place on Vancouver Island. After all that driving we thought a rest was in order and as our blog heading says this is a travel and photography blog I thought a few photos might be of interest.
We thought this Cessna Skywagon 180 moored on a private dock looked superb and conjured up images of what could be, if we win the lottery.A derelict mail station in California on the Butterfield Overland Mail which operated from 1857 to 1861. Two powerful Canon 600EX-RT flashguns with orange filters over them were triggered by a Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT on the camera, giving a ghostly aura to the scene. The shadow on the wall was Lorna standing in front of one of the flashguns.
Lorna likes to use the 70-200mm f2.8 on her camera which produced this super shot of one of the local Inuit dressed in traditional sealskin clothing on the island of Nanortalik, Southern Greenland.
We are intending to take the ferry soon to the Olympic Peninsula which is a large arm of land in Western Washington. We will see where we end up from there. The way the weather is looking then driving south for 1,000 miles is probably going to be the plan.