Departure Bay

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  • Day39

    Vancouver Island - Arrival

    June 15 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Last Saturday we took the ferry to one of the spots we were looking forward to most - Vancouver Island.
    During our ferry ride we got some information on west shore wildlife and had amazing views on the smaller islands between the main land and Vancouver island. As the island is too huge to cover completely in one week, we decided to visit Tofino, Victoria and everything we could see on the way.
    So after arriving in Nanaimo (east ), we took the route over to Tofino (west).
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  • Day25

    Vancouver Tag 2

    September 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Das letzte mal "dumpen" und ab zu Fraserway, die Abgabe verläuft genauso easy wie die Übernahme vor 3Wochen!
    Wir kennen jetzt nur Fraserway, aber die Leute können wir empfehlen.
    Danach Shuttlebus von Fraserway zum Hotel, duschen und ab nach Downtown.
    SteamClock in Gastown, ChinaTown,Shoppingtour...
    Danach ein letztes schönes Abendessen.
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  • Day24

    Vancouver Tag 1

    September 4, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Um 8.00Uhr runter von der Fähre ⛴ und direkt zum Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.
    Und wir haben die Brücke fast für uns alleine, aber wir müssen auch noch zurück!?
    Nachdem wir den Campground endlich gefunden haben und den Pool getestet geht's nochmal nach Vancouver rein.
    Räder ausgeliehen und einmal um Vancouver rum, wir sind ja schließlich in Bayern auch MB'er!Read more

  • Day25

    Vancouver Tag 3

    September 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Nach 20 Tagen Wohnmobil wieder ein Hotelbett - schee war's!
    Heute noch nach Granville Island, hier wurden alte Lagerhallen zu Food Tempeln umgebaut. Irgendwie blöd das wir im Hotel Frühstück hatten!
    Um 15.00 Uhr ging's dann zum Flughafen. Moni
    hatte ja die Plätze für Hin- und Rückflug schon reserviert.
    Ich glaube morgen Abend gehen wir bayerisch Essen.
    Bayern wir kommen!
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  • Day8

    Bella Coola Day 2

    September 3, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Having trouble with photo uploads so we will post lots of photos when we arrive back in civilisation. So woke up to sadly another rainy day, but that was not going to stop us going out to see if we can see more bears. The morning started with a real Canadian breakfast of pancakes and eggs - not sure we can do that every day , but the food here is amazing. Did I mention they even made Tig a lovely birthday cake last night. I thought he was going to kill me when everyone started to sing happy birthday. Obviously I am still alive to tell the tail as I am writing this. The staff were pleased as the first cake they made had coconut oil in it, and then they remembered the allergy, made cake 2. Staff very happy!!.

    So this morning we set off for another raft trip and were soon greeted by a female grizzly bear walking along the bank. Crossing the river and walking on here hind legs. Amazing. Having left here we drifted a bit further and then spent a long time following another bear across and down the river until we got to the log jam. Hearts racing we stayed watching the bear, as she got ever closer to us , and at one point was no more than a metre away. Very lucky. The good thing was that she was totally not bothered by us, was just looking for fish and berries. So after a whilst watching we went off on our way and saw another couple of bears, including a mum and her beautiful cup. So funny watching him/her following mum and trying to do everything she did. Not so good at catching fish, but I am sure she will be soon.

    After lunch, yes more food, we went off with a different Guide to the Big Cedar Trail, where we saw and learnt about the living cultural forest. Lots of explanations about how the first nation used the word, and how the cedars survive despite having been used to make, cloths, build canoes, and also used as smoke houses. Before heading back to the lodge for more food, and getting beaten at table tennis we went to see where the salmon start their journey at the estuary as well as some amazing water falls.

    The weather here hasn't been great, but the bears don't seem to mind, and we are managing to dry out in between each part of the day. Sadly it is raining now so not sure we will get photos of sunny bears. but do have photos of bears, so very lucky to see these amazing animals as well as listening to two more bald eagles chatting in the tree tops.
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  • Day8

    Bella Coola - Day three afternoon

    September 3, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    So yet another day in paradise. A great morning with Ellie walking and finding bears. What an amazing lady. We learnt so much about bears and what they do and how they live. Followed by a lovely lunch and then a final float trip. Not so many bears this time but still fabulous scenery even including our resident bald eagles.Read more

  • Day7

    Bella Coola - Day 4 continued

    September 2, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Wow what a day. And that is even before we start on the fact it was Tigs birthday. At the airport we were told that there was a weather ceiling and that we might not be able to land into the narrow valley of Bella Coola... Little did we know what that meant? Two hours in the smallest but friendliest airport, people watching before heading off for a two hour bus adventure down the hill to Bella Coola. When the 4 x 4 yellow school bus turned up, we knew we were in for an interesting ride. Little did we know we would be dropping 4,000 feet in 13 kilometres, with big rock fall and avalanche signs. Not much room for over taking... A real road for one of the worlds most dangerous roads programmes. All we needed was to see two comedians in a 4 x 4 coming the other way filming. The scarey thing is that we may need to do it on the way home. However we then arrived at the lodge, had lunch and went straight out on a float trip. Where we saw these little fellas.... Both amazed at the beauty and I think it might have made someone's birthday.Read more

  • Day16


    August 9, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    I dag kørte vi tilbage til østkysten og byen Nanaimo, hvor vi har en enkelt overnatning. Vi brugte dagen på at gå rundt i byen og se på butikker, vi fik en rawfood burger med dessert. Om eftermiddagen tog vi en tur ud i byens mest populære park, der var en blanding af strand og skov. Her var masser af folk der luftede hunde og til Marias store glæde, havde nogle kunstnere lavet små døre i bunden af nogle af træerne. Til aften slappede vi af på vores motel, kaldet Bluebird Motel, som er et lidt 80er agtigt sted, dog med fine forhold til en enkelt overnatning. I morgen bliver lidt mere interressant, da vi igen skal på hvalsafari fra hovedbyen Victoria.Read more

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