Another cloudy Sunday. We decided to head from Cadboro Bay to Willows Beach. We were just about to head out when we came up with a great idea, "Let's paddle the kayaks instead!" Bernie was certainly keen to try this new approach. "Now you tell me!" he said.
So we headed out: Bernie, Louise, Paula and myself.
Louise and I toured around the beach while Paula and Bernie launched....
...that's where I found this guy in a tree.
Bernie and Paula joined us and we headed down Cadboro Bay towards Flower Island.
It was a cloudy day, but there were some sunshine seeping through the clouds. There were a lot of sailboats around, and a lot of them were training, so we had to keep our eyes on them.
We also kept our eye on Mount Baker...just in case it decided to erupt.
Out of Cadboro Bay, we headed south towards Willows Beach.
We found this eagle perched up on a rock.
This is the same eagle we saw in the area three weeks ago. Here he's enjoying a crab for breakfast but he's being bothered by crows who are hoping that he'll drop some crab crumbs for them. At one point he had three crows bothering him. Eventually he got annoyed enough with them that he took off, but we'll see more of him later.
This seagull was also enjoying crab for breakfast.
Bernie headed back early as he was having equipment problems, and Louise, Paula and I puttered around Willows Beach for a bit, then headed back. We were paddling against an ebbing tide now, and the wind was coming up a little more than forecast.
Then we spotted our crab-eating eagle on another rock.
Soon we were back at the beach...
...and off to Starbucks to warm up!
Trip Length - 8.2 km
Average Speed - 3.2 kmh