Orford River grizzlies
by Barbara Sherriff, 26 September 2015.
Seven Malaspina Naturalists met with 3 other intrepid adventurers and boatman John at Lund. We had a fast 2 hour boat trip on Homolka 1 to Bute Inlet. We just missed seeing a humpback whale as it headed up the Hole in the Wall channel just before we arrived there.
Our Homolka guides were waiting for us with a bus to take us to their beautiful tourist centre for a picnic lunch before heading off to find grizzlies. Our first siting of a grizzly was one walking along the road in front of the bus. We then enjoyed a couple of hours watching groups a grizzlies cavorting in a river. Young cubs were trying to catch their own salmon but kept sneaking back to eat Mum’s.
After another pit stop at the centre we had another exhilarating trip back to Lund.