Yesterday was an amazing day. I started the day by heading up Mt. Arrowsmith. When I left Nanaimo, it was sunny with forecast highs of about 15 degrees. However, the farther we went up the mountain, the cloudier it became, until on the summit it was snowing. But it was all good when we got down!
Then, in the evening, I went to nearby Neck Point to take pictures of the sunset. I was admiring the image of the setting sun, when I heard some snorting. I thought it was maybe a seal or sea lion that had come up close to shore. Finally, I looked up and spotted a pod of about 10 orcas about 200 yards offshore. They were fishing and slapping their tales, sometimes three in unison.
Oh, Vancouver Island is a tough place to live, but someone's gotta do it!