Some wonderful pictures of a place I am missing right now. I wish it had been this summer Patiently waiting until we can do things like this again. Above My Pay Grade: the joys and sorrows of photography competitions. . So sad we couldn’t go this year but some great memories. I love that you are starting your own new traditions. There’s a whole different feeling on the island, as if everything is slowed down a little. The men wear top hats, but I think Don looks especially fetching in a fascinator Thanks Sandra. 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. Alison. As you say – one day we’ll be able to do that again. Oh and the boulder – a glacial erratic, I guess – wow, fantastic!! Thanks so much Randall. What starts as a cup of tea in the garden turns quickly into the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party since C just happens to have a collection of fascinators. Both Vancouver and Vancouver Island are fabulous. Another gang-related shooting in Lower Mainland, Feds chose not to buy 16M more doses of Moderna vaccine. Travel guide resource for your visit to Cowichan Bay. Not surprisingly, on the list of the ten best pubs in the Cowichan Bay area, the Cow Bay Pub comes in at number one. But, as the season turns I am also reveling in all things autumn – the air of mystery, the crisper mornings, the shorter days. 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. But commercial anglers on the docks aren’t getting a cut of the profit. Share. ( Log Out /  Save Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan to your lists. I did not know about the large congregation of sea lions at Cowichan Bay during the salmon spawning—on my list now! Cowichan Bay’s floating breakwater is now a temporary home for sea lions. Perfect for those who love the ocean and a focus on community. ~Terri, Those ferries are really a treat, especially in good weather. “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. 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. Cowichan Bay Family Hotels: Browse our kid friendly hotels in Cowichan Bay for your family trip. The band looks like so much fun, and so does the tea party! And the tea party and C’s little beings spread around in her garden were all so much fun. Thanks so much Sue. And of course the hiking, being out in nature, is always the best! I absolutely love the ones you’ve posted and you make this trip sound fascinating on so many levels! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Cowichan Bay Kayaking is a resident of Bluenose Marina. 2 out of 5. And yeah, the sea lions were pretty amazing. The God of Rice – a Fushimi-Inari pilgrimage. LIVE: Update on spread of COVID-19 in B.C. Alison, Loved everything but the singing clowns and the little elfish figurines scattered around the garden… both scare the hell out of me! Every year for 39 days there are outdoor concerts in downtown Duncan bringing the community together for free live entertainment. Hope you get back there one day. Sitting on the ferry carrying us across the Salish Sea to Vancouver Island I’m filled with a quiet excitement. Thanks so much Atreyee. Thanks so much Julie, wishing you a lovely autumn too. We’re so lucky to have friends there that we can visit. We’ve lived in Van for many years, and have quite frequently visited the island. The island is great for hiking, and there’s loads of good hiking close to Vancouver too. And other tales from Rishikesh, India, Saturna Island: unspoiled gem of BC’s Gulf Islands. As for the rest – Vancouver Island really is quite wonderful. It was really heart warming to relive this time. If there are any in the area the ferries always slow right down. , Thanks so much Felicity. Alison, Alison – You are such a wonderful teacher. Cheers- Susan, Thanks so much Susan. Alison. Hundreds of them are visible daily on the dock, and locals say that’s a fraction of the actual number of sea lions gobbling chum salmon in the area. 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. As you wander along Cowichan Bay Road you will smell fresh-baking bread wafting out onto the colourful street. And of course once I knew about them I had to see them. ( Log Out /  In the past few days I’ve seen the trail and low bushes completely carpeted with them. Jordan Cunningham ... 2020. Hugs back KKPSTEIN wrote a review Sep 2020. Before you come, you need to understand that the marina deck and dock is not open for walking around and exploring. 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. Alison, I’ve ridden that ferry, Alison, and your description of it feeling like “time out of time” is so perfect. 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. Thanks so much Darlene, you’re welcome. Cowichan Bay is a small little picturesque waterfront community on the southern edge of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Bay: 315 Hotel Reviews, 117 traveller photos, and great deals for Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, ranked #1 of 1 hotel in Cowichan Bay … Well, autumn isn’t much in California and I hope I can catch a glimpse of it in Calgary soon! Winter is coming. For me this is the first summer that I’ve felt I couldn’t really take it in because of the pandemic restrictions. Alison. Sea lion Cowichan Bay Rescue team searching for sea lion with plastic band around its neck The sea lion was first seen about a week ago and appeared to be in distress. Article content continuedHowever, Andrew Trites, director of the University of BC's Marine Mammal Research Unit, said there is not enough evidence that It looks like I need to organise a return visit…when we can again of course! Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020. 3,656 were here. 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. They are so noisy the local hotel offers guests earplugs. You could tell they’d been playing together for a long time. 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. You mean Don wearing a fascinator? Here is the briefest selection:Late afternoon we hike the Cowichan Bay Estuary Trail, a 4.2 kilometre (2.5mi) loop. It was a fabulous trip – well both of them. “They’re sinking my boats and damaging my breakwater but they’re an incredibly big draw for a lot of people.”. What a great experience you shared with us. Cowichan Bay’s floating breakwater is now a temporary home for sea lions. One day, though, this is the life we will get back to. Everything, from the forest-covered hills to the cool flowing river, to our lazy sun-warmed bodies, seems infused with contentment. 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. And me too! The Mt. , Clowns and elves not your thing eh? 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. 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. What a beautiful post! I’m mourning the coming loss of all this. I love this, especially the photos of you all in fascinators – the looks on your faces are priceless! The island is so beautiful that getting out onto the trails is just about the best thing to do there. Kyoto’s Magical Mountain – hiking from Kurama to Kibune. Hope you get back to Van Island one day. COWICHAN BAY -- 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. Larry Pynn. Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed coming along. ... Remembering the celebrities we lost in 2020. The idea of a sea lion cull has been discussed, and fisherman Marvin Jones says he would support a harvest of the animals. Seriously. Cowichan Bay is a unique and historic waterfront community on southern Vancouver Island. My pleasure. We head back to Vancouver and hunker down. Thanks so much Caroline. There is fun to be had! That’s what I call a perfect day – friends, live music and hiking. We can’t get as close as I would like. Scores of residents and visitors alike take to the fishing wharf in the Bay to witness the smelly creatures lounging and barking. Each winter they amass in great anticipation of the spawning herring, which happens in February. Steller and California Sea Lions gather in Cowichan Bay to gorge themselves on spawning salmon and bask in the sun on the breakwater. Yes it is. 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. I agree – can’t get much better than that combination. ( Log Out /  Wishing you well as you partake in your outdoor festivities. It is a delightful place. Your posts never cease to amaze ~ so full of life and hope. 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. Love it! Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan. ... 2020. Clown makeup and dress aside the band was really amazing – great music. Not surprisingly the local boaters hate them. What a delightful place! A. I love the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! Thanks Tracey. Those in the forest where you hiked are so happy-looking. Every year in late fall about 300 (yes I do mean 300!) The band was a riot; they generated was so much joy. It was a very sweet time. Aren’t we lucky to live in this gorgeous country? Don and I have never been to any of the other pubs but still say it’s the best! 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. 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. In the meantime, there are few quiet moments. Mt Tzouhalem, four kilometres from Duncan is threaded with hiking trails. I have friends who live on Vancouver Island but have only really spent a couple of days there many years ago. 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Wishing you a wonderful autumn. I’d not been there before and was completely blown away by all the fairy creatures. And really cool that you and I and Sue all posted about fairies this week! Your trips to Vancouver Island sound very refreshing. And fun! ... You might see humpback whales, orcas, seals and sea lions streaking through the water below your boat and bald eagles flying overhead. It’s really quite a spectacle. Thanks so much Heather. 69367 Read. Me too. These two visits were last year. You’ll hear them before you see them, and if there’s not much wind you’ll definitely smell them. Date of experience: October 2020. And the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party stole my heart – we have EVEN more in common than I realized. The Argentine band looks like they’re great fun. Alison. Prices are calculated as of 14/09/2020 based on a check-in date of 27/09/2020. 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. It was Surati of course who told us about the sea lions. 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. For the third time in as many summers we’re off to visit our friend Surati who lives near Duncan. Is that Don in the net hat? “You get a 2,000-pound sailboat and when a 2,000-pound sea lion jumps on, and then his buddy gets on, you know which way it’s going to tip.”. All the Gulf islands are worth exploring. We begin with a hike through Sandy Pool Regional Park down by the Cowichan River. Alison. I sink into a gentle peace as all the “shoulds” fall away. Save Wessex Inn By The Sea to your lists. 2020 Season Schedule Covid-19 Protocols remain in effect. Alison. Pinnipedia Sea Lions Each fall sea lions come into Cowichan Bay and haul out on the floating breakwater near the Government Dock. Vancouver Island Tourism; Vancouver Island Accommodation; Vancouver Island Bed and Breakfast; Vancouver Island Holiday Rentals; Vancouver Island Holiday Packages Do you have a timeline? COWICHAN BAY -- You’ll hear them before you see them, and if there’s not much wind you’ll definitely smell them. I’m in love with C and B’s garden…and with your photos of that snake and the lichen covered branch. I haven’t looked at her post yet, but will sometime today. Zoo hike photos are so nice…our Bigleaf maple leaves tend to get more brown than yellow. “It’s a big bachelor party out there,” says Mercer. They arrive sometime in October and stay ‘til the end of the year and fill the air with their belligerent barking and roaring and disgusting body odour. Love, love, love Vancouver Island. The trail runs slowly up along the side of the hill. “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. 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. The tea party was great fun, and the band especially. And the ferries are the best! Meanwhile you can get little peeks at the fabulousness of the lower mainland, and hopefully also get to the island eventually. What a lovely post Alison! It has it’s own special energy that you just kind of sink in to. And if it’s a still day down at the docks, Mercer says be prepared for a pungent bouquet. Gorgeous photos Alison. 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. © Alison Louise Armstrong and Adventures in Wonderland – a pilgrimage of the heart, 2010-2020. They arrive sometime in October and stay ‘til the end of the year and fill the air with their belligerent barking and roaring and disgusting body odour. 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. No wonder all the “shoulds” fall away. Hello to the Queen! Can’t get better than that. Don’s a natural isn’t he! How is it where you are? Nothing to be done but enjoy. Mainly it’s just us. 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. Loving fall so far – cool sunny days, though as expected we’ve had a couple of serious downpours. We always have such a good time there. Last updated June, 2020. Fabulous fotos of one of my most favorite spots on earth. Wish we could have gone back this year. But it’s not all copacetic, resident Cheryl Trudell reports. Join us at Cowichan Bay Kayaking and Adventure Centre for a tour of the Cowichan Estuary in kayaks or canoes. But they’re so much fun! It’s really special. So intriguing that we both wrote about fairies this week. They don’t stand a chance. Steller and California Sea Lions gather in Cowichan Bay to gorge themselves on spawning salmon and bask in the sun on the breakwater. Alison. I’ve read many good books, wrote stories and made friends on BC Ferries over the years. Now $89 (Was $̶1̶0̶6̶) on Tripadvisor: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Bay. 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. He looks great! Thanks for taking us alone. There had been some event where everyone had to wear a fascinator and C has the entire collection at her place. Vancouver is a place that I have wanted to visit since I was a child and I read that it is a good place to see orcas. Doesn’t Don look dashing! ... 2010-2020. 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. It looks so lovely in your pictures; the autumn foliage is simply stunning. Alison. Also no trips to the island this summer. He looks quite fetching. One Foot in Front of the Other – living your best life is not what you may think. 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. They turn brown within a day or so once they hit the ground though. It’s a classic isn’t it! Find deals on Cottages in Cowichan Bay, Duncan. Oh, the third photo, perfect! Another emerging tradition seems to be hiking the 3.5 kilometre (2.1mi) loop trail in Stoney Hill Regional Park. Hope we can resume them next year. The sun arrives, and at the river Surati and E swim in the cool water while Don and I laze on the beach. Scores of residents and visitors alike take to the fishing wharf in the Bay to witness the smelly creatures lounging and barking. I’ve seen orcas from them a few times. I love riding the ferries from Vancouver to the Gulf Islands. 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. They’re better than any bliss pill. ( Log Out /  Your friend’s place is charming and Don looks ever so good in that fascinator (what fun)! And C’s garden! Oceanfront Suites delivers a boutique hotel experience in the seaside village of Cowichan Bay. We really missed it this year. Hundreds of sea lions descended upon the waters of Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island this fall. 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. Compare properties, read reviews, and book with confidence on Expedia. By Larry Pynn, on November 29th, 2020. It’s just beautiful. They emanate such a contagious joythat we are all compelled to dance. I too love the BC Ferry ride. Always it seems our trips to Vancouver Island are such a lovely time out. Now, with covid, it looks like it’s off the cards for a while longer . Nothing can be done about the smell. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. On this trip Surati takes us on a new hike, one we’ve not been on before, and I think it’s one of the best. Businesses along the town’s historic waterfront are cashing in. ... Sea lions close up AMAZING. One of my fave spots too. Alison, Pingback: Saturna Island: unspoiled gem of BC’s Gulf Islands | Adventures in Wonderland. The mad hatter’s party was so much fun. fisherman who tossed 'bear-banger' at group of sea lions facing large fine. 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. Sea Lion videos and latest news articles; GlobalNews.ca your source for the latest news on Sea Lion . Wish we could have gone this year Review Contents: Overview. “They’re large, stinky; there’s too many of them; they’re rude houseguests,” says Cowichan Bay harbour manager Mark Mercer. Alison, Infectious fun, surrounded by beauty, Alison. It always feels like time out of time, like a long train journey only on water. Stay safe Read more. Yearly Sea Lion Migration in Vancouver Island City. “There’s not a lot of sleep around here,” says Jones. Jones estimates a large bull will consume between 90 and 140 kilograms of fish per day. Do you need to wear a mask outdoors during the winter? Thanks for taking me back! Doesn’t he just look fetching lol! Dressed like clowns, and playing ska, rock, reggae, and salsa their performance is a fiesta of musical happiness, humour, and non-stop energy. Love the pictures of all the hikes, of course. It really is. 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. And indeed we are so lucky to live here. All words and images by Alison Louise Armstrong unless otherwise noted Thanks so much Sue. Originally published by https://sixmountains.ca. Apparently the name comes from the word fasten, not because tiny hats that perch on your head are fascinating. 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. Change ). “There's a lot of prime leather for work boots sitting there,” says Jones, who fishes out of Alert Bay. The Brit royal family all wear them on special occasions – well the women do anyway. 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. The maples here are so bright. 5pm News Anchor, CTV News Vancouver Island. Alison. Wishing you well too as you savour the autumn air. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The colours get really intense. Beautiful photos to match your writing…I hope to make it back to Vancouver Island one day. Now £69 on Tripadvisor: Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Bay. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay: Sea Lions Galore - See 315 traveller reviews, 117 candid photos, and great deals for Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay at Tripadvisor. We always have such a good time on the island. There are other part-time and full-time residents of the marina that we care about and are responsible to. We had a really lovely few days on the island. 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. 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. Or come with us on a birding tour of this amazing birding area. Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay. Alison, Don looks even more charming than usual in that fascinator . I think Don should wear a fascinator more often! 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. The clown band was aaaaamazing – so much fun, and really good music. How lucky for us that we’re there for Entangados, a band from Argentina that’s been around since 2004. Oh the tea party was so much fun! The visitors will continue to flood the town until these barking dock stars depart. Alison xo. “If this continues, there won’t be a fish left in this bay.”. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. They come to feed on the coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Bay which at that time are waiting to head up the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers and the small streams around the bay to spawn.When sea lions are feeding in the Bay or the Estuary there is … © Alison Louise Armstrong and Adventures in Wonderland – a pilgrimage of the heart, 2010-2020. 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