Not quite as dramatic or exciting as the previous post and the humpback whale visiting but still unique. Another day and a picnic with a visit from a harbour seal. This is the only time I have had a seal intentionally come this close. Harbour seals by nature are very timid and shy away from boats. However this one appears small and therefore young and may have not learned to fear boats. The advantage of sitting quietly and having lunch in an area with allot of marine wildlife.
This is the favourite time of the year for the grizzly bears as well as for our guests. For the grizzly because their food source is a guarantee and the biggest problem is trying to catch only the females with their fat rich eggs. For the guests because of the abundance of bears on the Glendale River’s spawning channel. After August 24th the lodge is permitted to travel up the river, by van, to the man made spawning channel and watch the bears from one of the two viewing stands. For the lodge and bears it becomes a “no brainer”; bears have unlimited salmon to catch and the lodges guests can fill their memory cards with photos.