The beginning of the week always brings the promise of new opportunities but also the heavy workload that goes with them, so it seems appropriate to start the week with some relaxing images. They are more pictures from the wilderness of the Great Rain Forest in Canada.
Being able to spend just a few days at the King Pacific Lodge in the pristine area of this beautiful part of the world was a privilege. Any destination that requires a float plane to get there seems likely to provide ample opportunities for adventures and the coastline of British Columbia does not disappoint.
Salmon fishing appears to be the most popular activity with almost all guests spending at least part of everyday in a fishing boat but there are several other options. Exploring some of the islands which boast names like ‘Wolf Beach‘ are worth the trek, getting there by open canoe will add to the adventure.
It is ideal for wildlife spotting, but whale watching is probably the highlight with the possibility of seeing humpbacks or pods of orcas and even the second largest creature on the planet; the mighty fin whale. The great thing is that there are plenty of chances to see any of the spectacular wildlife whilst catching a few salmon or even a nice halibut. The excellent guides ensure that the guests have the opportunity of both, putting the boats in the ideal places to both catch fish and see wildlife.
However as well as being crammed with adventure opportunities it is the perfect place to relax. The lodge has its own quay, with several loungers from which to enjoy the scenery. It is especially appealing at sunrise or sunset and after an excellent evening meal one of my favourite pastimes was sipping a mojito as the sun dipped below the horizon.
It is easy to sleep in a location like this, especially after a full day of activity in a very comfortable bed with the calming sounds of the wilderness providing a lullaby. The only likelihood of being disturbed is by sealions or possibly orcas fishing in the sound just outside the lodge.
If it turns out to be a busy week and isn’t possible to relax take the opportunity to return to this post, these pictures will hopefully transport you to a quieter place.