Another ten minutes along the shore we found a black bear that we watched eat barnacles it had scraped off the rocks. It then sat and watched us until we moved on to the lodge. If you look at the lower part of the photo you will notice the bare spot missing barnacles.
It is only 9:00 and the whale watching trip is off to a good start with a pod of Pacific whitesided dolphins playing with the boats. These dolphins are often in the area and it is a treat when they become playful. A normal day will also include time spend with a pod of northern resident killer whales, Steller sealions basking in the sun and humpback whales feeding on herring. Along the way there will be bald eagles in the trees or feeding, harbour seals, dall porpoises and may be a black bear or two.