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Doesn’t he just look fetching lol! Can’t get better than that. Mt Tzouhalem, four kilometres from Duncan is threaded with hiking trails. The band was a riot; they generated was so much joy. The trail runs slowly up along the side of the hill. ( Log Out /  Fascinators? Winter is coming. They are so noisy the local hotel offers guests earplugs. ( Log Out /  Businesses along the town’s historic waterfront are cashing in. Book Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Bay on Tripadvisor: See 315 traveller reviews, 117 candid photos, and great deals for Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, ranked #1 of 1 hotel in Cowichan Bay and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. “You go home smelling like them, and your dinner tastes like them.”, Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, 5pm News Anchor, CTV News Vancouver Island, Published Monday, November 16, 2020 1:01PM PST, Last Updated Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:36PM PST, Sea lion entangled in plastic rescued near Victoria, 2 confirmed dead, one rescued after fishing boat sinks off Vancouver Island, Man decapitated sea lion near Parksville to take skull, rowed away on homemade raft: witnesses, B.C. Wishing you a wonderful autumn. Mercer says several sea lions sunk a sailboat tied to the breakwater last Monday morning. ~Terri, Those ferries are really a treat, especially in good weather. Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan. Thanks so much Randall. 5pm News Anchor, CTV News Vancouver Island. Thanks for taking me back! “When one of these guys rips a hole the size of a Volkswagen bug in your net and they do it 10, 15 times a day it's not fun for us at all,” says Crow, who lives just up the road from the breakwater. Saturna Island: unspoiled gem of BC’s Gulf Islands | Adventures in Wonderland, Follow Adventures in Wonderland on WordPress.com, Vancouver’s Granville Island and Commercial Drive. We’re so lucky to have friends there that we can visit. So intriguing that we both wrote about fairies this week. . Hopefully next year you’ll be back to the regular schedule. Or come with us on a birding tour of this amazing birding area. I wish it had been this summer Patiently waiting until we can do things like this again. Hundreds of sea lions descended upon the waters of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island this fall. That’s what I call a perfect day – friends, live music and hiking. Thanks Tracey. If there are any in the area the ferries always slow right down. Alison. We begin with a hike through Sandy Pool Regional Park down by the Cowichan River. Oceanfront Suites delivers a boutique hotel experience in the seaside village of Cowichan Bay. Save Wessex Inn By The Sea to your lists. Perfect for those who love the ocean and a focus on community. I love riding the ferries from Vancouver to the Gulf Islands. There are other part-time and full-time residents of the marina that we care about and are responsible to. Meanwhile you can get little peeks at the fabulousness of the lower mainland, and hopefully also get to the island eventually. Jones estimates a large bull will consume between 90 and 140 kilograms of fish per day. The maples here are so bright. Do you need to wear a mask outdoors during the winter? The idea of a sea lion cull has been discussed, and fisherman Marvin Jones says he would support a harvest of the animals. Also no trips to the island this summer. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay. Love, love, love Vancouver Island. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any written or photographic material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Now, with covid, it looks like it’s off the cards for a while longer . What a delightful place! He looks quite fetching. They’re better than any bliss pill. Aren’t we lucky to live in this gorgeous country? Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We can’t get as close as I would like. Doesn’t Don look dashing! Posted by Alison and Don in Canada, North America, #WPLongform, 39 Days of July, Cowichan Bay Estuary, Cowichan Valley, Entangados, Mt Tzouhalem, Mt Zoo, Sandy Pool Regional Park, sea lions, Stoney Hill Regional Park, Vancouver Island. I too am puzzled at people sitting inside on ferries (except if it’s raining of course) there’s so much to experience out on deck. The colours get really intense. Hiding under bushes, behind miniature doors in tree trunks, sitting by the fountain on the edge of the small pond, swinging on the back porch, is a whole community of elfish and fairy beings, dozens of them, all hand-made by C. I’m sure they come to life at night. The band looks like so much fun, and so does the tea party! And if it’s a still day down at the docks, Mercer says be prepared for a pungent bouquet. COWICHAN BAY -- You’ll hear them before you see them, and if there’s not much wind you’ll definitely smell them. Quite fantastic. Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020. We set off the next morning slowly climbing a winding trail passing through forests of trees draped with moss, huge mossy boulders, a tangle of undergrowth, and almost hidden in decaying logs and leaves a small lizard.Eventually we reach the top of the ridge where the orange-barked arbutus treesstand resolute in the face of the winter winds, and look out over Sansum Narrows to nearby Salt Spring Island.Best fun ever: Entangadosplaying in a park in Duncan as part of the 39 Days Of July festival. But we are still close enough to appreciate their lumbering sea lion antics.The bigger ones eat about 16 kilos (35 lbs) of fish a day, and the Stellers weigh as much as 1000 kilograms (2,200 lbs). Last updated June, 2020. Travelling through the world, and through life, feeling our way by the tips of our fingers. Review Contents: Overview. Scores of residents and visitors alike take to the fishing wharf in the Bay to witness the smelly creatures lounging and barking. Dressed like clowns, and playing ska, rock, reggae, and salsa their performance is a fiesta of musical happiness, humour, and non-stop energy. But they’re so much fun! What a beautiful post! The Brit royal family all wear them on special occasions – well the women do anyway. Alison. Gorgeous photos Alison. Mainly it’s just us. We really missed it this year. Well of course we have to wear them – while we eat biscuits and drink tea in the garden.C and B’s garden is something else.It is a world of elves, pixies, fairies, and sprites, a world of tiny secretive beings. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of them by that name, and I love it (and the photo) At first, I thought this adventure was from this summer, and I was so happy for your escapes. Mini holidays full of good times. They don’t stand a chance. I love this, especially the photos of you all in fascinators – the looks on your faces are priceless! No wonder all the “shoulds” fall away. Hello to the Queen! See 315 traveler reviews, 117 candid photos, and great deals for Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, ranked #1 of 1 hotel in Cowichan Bay and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. As you say – one day we’ll be able to do that again. 2020 Season Schedule Covid-19 Protocols remain in effect. KKPSTEIN wrote a review Sep 2020. Wishing you well as you partake in your outdoor festivities. Alison. Find deals on Cottages in Cowichan Bay, Duncan. , Clowns and elves not your thing eh? Another gang-related shooting in Lower Mainland, Feds chose not to buy 16M more doses of Moderna vaccine. Sunny days are best, but even on a blue-grey day, the wide sea before us, and the foamy wake behind are enough to encourage a feeling of adventure. We sit out on the deck overlooking the marina and the setting sun, full of peace and joy and good food. You could tell they’d been playing together for a long time. How is it where you are? Don and I have never been to any of the other pubs but still say it’s the best! Alison. Some wonderful pictures of a place I am missing right now. But it’s not all copacetic, resident Cheryl Trudell reports. LIVE: Update on spread of COVID-19 in B.C. Oh, the third photo, perfect! Before you come, you need to understand that the marina deck and dock is not open for walking around and exploring. Alison. It’s been one of the best summers ever, with this final fall visit to Vancouver Island as a sweet coda. After a while we head off to visit Surati’s relatives. At various times throughout the day you can barely see any concrete on the 182-metre breakwater as the mostly male pinnipeds jostle and bark for position. Pinnipedia Sea Lions Each fall sea lions come into Cowichan Bay and haul out on the floating breakwater near the Government Dock. Is that Don in the net hat? Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I’ve never understood how people can sit inside or see a movie on a ferry – there’s nothing better than being out on deck with the incredible view and the wind in your face. The men wear top hats, but I think Don looks especially fetching in a fascinator Seriously. Thanks so much Julie, wishing you a lovely autumn too. A. I love the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Alison. , Thanks so much Felicity. Love it! Date of experience: October 2020. Originally published by https://sixmountains.ca. Larry Pynn. Your friend’s place is charming and Don looks ever so good in that fascinator (what fun)! It’s really special. The dyke trail takes you out into the delta of the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers: blue backwaters, lush green grasses, washed up logs bleached white with time, stands of tall trees, ever encroaching blackberry brambles, and Great Blue herons. We crunch our way through the fallen leaves, as the cool fall sunlight, filtered by the trees, lands on bright yellow leaves turning them luminous.Close to the top we come across two gigantic boulders, no doubt deposited there eons ago when a mammoth creeping glacier carved out the Cowichan Valley.At this higher elevation where the trees are more exposed to the weather, they are twisted and gnarled, and the thick green-grey lichen seems like a protective covering.And at the top there is the view towards Salt Spring Island and the Coast Mountains. ( Log Out /  Thanks so much Sue. Loving fall so far – cool sunny days, though as expected we’ve had a couple of serious downpours. It’s an annual spectacle, the massive sea lions making their way to Cowichan Bay to feast on spawning salmon and bask in the sunlight on the marina’s breakwater. While tourists enjoyed a world-class wildlife spectacle this month — Steller and California sea lions hauled out on the Cowichan Bay waterfront — Cowichan Tribes engaged in a “demonstration” commercial fishery of chum salmon. Sea lions throw a party on Cowichan Bay's federal breakwater to feast on spawning salmon While many of us are isolating as much as possible these days, a two-month-long noisy party is taking place on Cowichan Bay’s floating breakwater where ­massive sea lions congregate to feast on spawning salmon. © Alison Louise Armstrong and Adventures in Wonderland – a pilgrimage of the heart, 2010-2020. By Larry Pynn, on November 29th, 2020. Your posts never cease to amaze ~ so full of life and hope. There is fun to be had! Wishing you well too as you savour the autumn air. ... 2010-2020. Along an empty eight-mile stretch of road between Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, where the inky-blue Salish Sea is the backdrop, Jean-François and I stopped and sipped at a few wineries. One Foot in Front of the Other – living your best life is not what you may think. Alison, Don looks even more charming than usual in that fascinator . Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, Cowichan Bay: See 1,124 reviews, articles, and 357 photos of Ocean EcoVentures Whale Watching, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 15 attractions in Cowichan Bay. See 313 traveller reviews, 117 candid photos, and great deals for Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, ranked #1 of 1 hotel in Cowichan Bay and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Travel guide resource for your visit to Cowichan Bay. Tall straight moss-covered cedars, leafy maples, and stands of iron bark trees dripping with delicate white oceanspray flowers accompany us along the trail as it menders through the forest. It’s really quite a spectacle. It always feels like time out of time, like a long train journey only on water. And yeah, the sea lions were pretty amazing. fisherman who tossed 'bear-banger' at group of sea lions facing large fine. It looks like I need to organise a return visit…when we can again of course! We always have such a good time there. Nothing to be done but enjoy. Thanks for taking us alone. Cowichan Bay’s floating breakwater is now a temporary home for sea lions. Alison, Infectious fun, surrounded by beauty, Alison. These two visits were last year. Kyoto’s Magical Mountain – hiking from Kurama to Kibune. Those in the forest where you hiked are so happy-looking. Article content continuedHowever, Andrew Trites, director of the University of BC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, said there is not enough evidence that Not surprisingly the local boaters hate them. There’s a whole different feeling on the island, as if everything is slowed down a little. “If this continues, there won’t be a fish left in this bay.”. I just want to fly over to Vancouver Island and try all those hikes! I’m mourning the coming loss of all this. Another emerging tradition seems to be hiking the 3.5 kilometre (2.1mi) loop trail in Stoney Hill Regional Park. Don’s a natural isn’t he! We always have such a good time on the island. Wessex Inn By The Sea. It really is. Above My Pay Grade: the joys and sorrows of photography competitions. The mad hatter’s party was so much fun. It’s a classic isn’t it! Beautiful photos to match your writing…I hope to make it back to Vancouver Island one day. A soft breeze carries us along the easy trail all the way out to the bay.Inevitably, in what has now after three years become a tradition, we end the day having dinner at the Cow Bay Pub. Yearly Sea Lion Migration in Vancouver Island City. Cowichan Bay is a unique and historic waterfront community on southern Vancouver Island. So sad we couldn’t go this year but some great memories. It was a fabulous trip – well both of them. And the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party stole my heart – we have EVEN more in common than I realized. Everything, from the forest-covered hills to the cool flowing river, to our lazy sun-warmed bodies, seems infused with contentment. Alison. Compare properties, read reviews, and book with confidence on Expedia. Every year in late fall about 300 (yes I do mean 300!) Sea Lion videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Sea Lion . The island is great for hiking, and there’s loads of good hiking close to Vancouver too. I’m in love with C and B’s garden…and with your photos of that snake and the lichen covered branch. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. And it just happens to come up in conversation. All words and images by Alison Louise Armstrong unless otherwise noted The sun arrives, and at the river Surati and E swim in the cool water while Don and I laze on the beach. Alison. 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There had been some event where everyone had to wear a fascinator and C has the entire collection at her place. However they are obviously quite at home in Fanny Bay, for I later learned that Sea Lions can be spotted here at almost any time of year. I’m guessing that perhaps it gave you more free time to luxuriate in summer, while I longed for it – it was not that hot here in Vancouver and we had quite a bit of rain so I was waiting for summer to come. And other tales from Rishikesh, India, Saturna Island: unspoiled gem of BC’s Gulf Islands. Alison, Loved everything but the singing clowns and the little elfish figurines scattered around the garden… both scare the hell out of me! Thanks! You mean Don wearing a fascinator? They all loll around on the dock rolling around on top of each other, and just kind of slide off over the edge and into the water when they want to eat. We had a really lovely few days on the island. I’m glad you enjoyed coming along. Not surprisingly, on the list of the ten best pubs in the Cowichan Bay area, the Cow Bay Pub comes in at number one. “It’s insane,” he says. It was Surati of course who told us about the sea lions. Apparently the name comes from the word fasten, not because tiny hats that perch on your head are fascinating. It is a delightful place. This is the first summer I’ve truly been able to take in the lush greenery, lazy relaxation, and ponderous heat of where I am. Do you have a timeline? Thanks Sandra. “They’re large, stinky; there’s too many of them; they’re rude houseguests,” says Cowichan Bay harbour manager Mark Mercer. Your trips to Vancouver Island sound very refreshing. Now £69 on Tripadvisor: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Bay. All the Gulf islands are worth exploring. As you wander along Cowichan Bay Road you will smell fresh-baking bread wafting out onto the colourful street. The Argentine band looks like they’re great fun. They turn brown within a day or so once they hit the ground though. My pleasure. Cowichan Bay, B.C., about 55 kilometres north of Victoria, is typically pretty quiet in November, but a colony of sea lions have made their home on the local docks. And of course the hiking, being out in nature, is always the best! Thanks so much Sue. ... You might see humpback whales, orcas, seals and sea lions streaking through the water below your boat and bald eagles flying overhead. Thanks so much Caroline. What a lovely post Alison! Hope you get back to Van Island one day. And really cool that you and I and Sue all posted about fairies this week! Alison, I’ve ridden that ferry, Alison, and your description of it feeling like “time out of time” is so perfect. Every year for 39 days there are outdoor concerts in downtown Duncan bringing the community together for free live entertainment. Steller and California Sea Lions gather in Cowichan Bay to gorge themselves on spawning salmon and bask in the sun on the breakwater. One of my fave spots too. It’s just beautiful. Well, autumn isn’t much in California and I hope I can catch a glimpse of it in Calgary soon! “They’re sinking my boats and damaging my breakwater but they’re an incredibly big draw for a lot of people.”. Prices are calculated as of 14/09/2020 based on a check-in date of 27/09/2020. Read more. The tea party was great fun, and the band especially. How lucky for us that we’re there for Entangados, a band from Argentina that’s been around since 2004. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. They emanate such a contagious joythat we are all compelled to dance. Steller and California Sea Lions gather in Cowichan Bay to gorge themselves on spawning salmon and bask in the sun on the breakwater. Hope you get back there one day. But commercial anglers on the docks aren’t getting a cut of the profit. Alison. The clown band was aaaaamazing – so much fun, and really good music. Alison. For the third time in as many summers we’re off to visit our friend Surati who lives near Duncan. Both Vancouver and Vancouver Island are fabulous. It was really heart warming to relive this time. We head back to Vancouver and hunker down. Cheers- Susan, Thanks so much Susan. Cowichan Bay Family Hotels: Browse our kid friendly hotels in Cowichan Bay for your family trip. 2 out of 5. Love the pictures of all the hikes, of course. And indeed we are so lucky to live here. The locals call it Mt Zoo and it’s one of the most popular hiking spots in the area though when we go, when the fall colours are at their best and all is golden, there are very few other hikers. I agree – can’t get much better than that combination. I absolutely love the ones you’ve posted and you make this trip sound fascinating on so many levels! I love the tea party and Don’s fascinator. This year of course, there was no trip to the island, and only a virtual 39 Days of July, though no doubt the sea lions are still visiting. Vancouver Island Tourism; Vancouver Island Accommodation; Vancouver Island Bed and Breakfast; Vancouver Island Holiday Rentals; Vancouver Island Holiday Packages And the clown band seem like the perfect antidote to everything right now. There are actually 2 boulders on Mt Zoo – side by side and equal in size. Alison. I did not know about the large congregation of sea lions at Cowichan Bay during the salmon spawning—on my list now! And of course once I knew about them I had to see them. I sink into a gentle peace as all the “shoulds” fall away. © Alison Louise Armstrong and Adventures in Wonderland – a pilgrimage of the heart, 2010-2020. You’ll hear them before you see them, and if there’s not much wind you’ll definitely smell them. Clown makeup and dress aside the band was really amazing – great music. Wish we could have gone back this year. ... 2020. Alison, Oh I’m excited to be driving out to see our grandson and peek more…I can imagine leaving etown and starting some new adventures…I’m grateful to be here…enjoy the fall days Alison hugs hedy, One day the big move will happen. The God of Rice – a Fushimi-Inari pilgrimage. Thanks so much Heather. Ocean EcoVentures' whale watching excursions depart daily from the seaside village of Cowichan Bay.Our Whale Watching tours focus on the Southern Resident Orca Whales, Transient Orca Whales, Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Minke Whales. But like you, I’m now starting to revel in the autumn, watching the turning of the leaves, and feeling them crunch underfoot. ... 2020. “There’s not a lot of sleep around here,” says Jones. But, as the season turns I am also reveling in all things autumn – the air of mystery, the crisper mornings, the shorter days. He looks great! We’ve never been on a whale watching boat but have seen the orcas for free a few times while on the ferry going to the island. And fun! And C’s garden! That could only be done by boat, which is risky because the water is full of sea lions splashing about and chasing after the fish. Alison. Wish we could have gone this year Cowichan Bay is a small little picturesque waterfront community on the southern edge of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. Alison, Alison – You are such a wonderful teacher. You captured perfectly what I’ve always loved about ferries – that time out of time quality, as if you’ve been moving forever, and there’s no concerns or shoulds, just what’s happening in the moment. I think Don should wear a fascinator more often! Change ). 3,656 were here. B.C. Barry Crow is the president of the Area D Gillnet Association and says his livelihood is in jeopardy because of the sea lions, and says it’s the largest gathering he’s seen yet. ( Log Out /  ... Sea lions close up AMAZING. Helpful. For me this is the first summer that I’ve felt I couldn’t really take it in because of the pandemic restrictions. As for the rest – Vancouver Island really is quite wonderful. Save Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan to your lists. It was a very sweet time. The island is so beautiful that getting out onto the trails is just about the best thing to do there. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay. One day, though, this is the life we will get back to. I too love the BC Ferry ride. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Thanks so much Atreyee. It’s an annual spectacle, the massive sea lions making their way to Cowichan Bay to feast on spawning salmon and bask in the sunlight on the marina’s breakwater. I’ve seen orcas from them a few times. So random. Jordan Cunningham Yes it is. Thanks Surati for always showing us such a good time.I’m so glad we got to have all these experiences while we still could. Sitting on the ferry carrying us across the Salish Sea to Vancouver Island I’m filled with a quiet excitement. Discover the best of Cowichan Bay so you can plan your trip right. What a great experience you shared with us. Thanks Cindy. The sea lions remind me of several visits to the sea lion caves in Oregon – that smell is unmistakable and stays in your scent memory forever. Alison, Pingback: Saturna Island: unspoiled gem of BC’s Gulf Islands | Adventures in Wonderland. Scores of residents and visitors alike take to the fishing wharf in the Bay to witness the smelly creatures lounging and barking. Hugs back Now $89 (Was $̶1̶0̶6̶) on Tripadvisor: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Bay. Me too. And me too! A rather large colony of Sea Lions hang out on the man-made floats just off the end of the Government Wharf. 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