This year there was a humpback whale in English Bay for more than 3 weeks. I paddled with her almost daily. It was stunning… awe-inspiring… and immensely humbling.
Here is a still image from the video of our closest and sweetest sunset encounter. Before diving down, she surfaced so close to my ama I could smell her fish breath!
The ocean is big. The liners are bigger. This one is probably the biggest one I’ve encountered out there…
Gives you a sense of scale — and perspective.
Sometimes it’s hard not to be distracted by the scenery out here.
Paddling on the West Coast is a real dream.
Man alive I am fortunate to live in Vancouver. I get to paddle all winter and, come spring, am rewarded with sunsets like these…