Monday, 19 January 2015

Trying to find Eagles in the snow

Squamish/Brackendale


Brackendale calls itself the  Bald Eagles capital of the world, but the eagles mustn't have got the message. A storm came through at the end of December and washed all the dead salmon away, so there's no food for the eagles. We saw a few, mainly sitting in trees, which are not the sort of photos we want. A local told us he had seen quite a few a the local tip, a picture against the snow would have been good, but no, they were in the trees also. On the positive side, we did have some lovely days driving around.



Stupidly, I didn't take my wide angle lens so my photos are from my phone and iPad.

Eagle viewing area Paradise Valley Road 
Paradise Valley Road, Squamish
Shannon Falls, Squamish
After Squamish, we went up to Whistler. Our friends Lane and Debbie had just sold their beautiful house that they built. We were their last guests, the owners had wanted all the furnishings, so pretty much everything was left there, we helped them take some things home to Vancouver where we stayed for a few days while they went down to Palm Springs.

Lindsay and Lane at the luge where they were practicing, they were going so fast, blink and you would miss it.
The Olympic Rings from 2010
Farewelling the house. Lane, Debbie and Calvin. Lane wasn't happy about leaving!

Vancouver

Lane and Debbie were kind enough to let us stay in their condo in West Vancouver and look after their tabby Cal while they went down to a few sunny warm days in Palm Desert. Not that I was jealous or anything! We spent a few days doing some sightseeing, went out to dinner and just enjoying a change of being in a different place.


On one of the days we took a trip to Lynn Canyon Park which is only a 15 minute drive from West Vancouver. There are a number of trails there. As usual it was raining, but we went for a walk anyway. The trail takes you across the suspension bridge, then down to the bridge that overlooks Twin Falls, it then loops back to the car park. It's a nice easy walk in a rainforest.


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