Saturday, February 12, 2011
Two years ago, we took the ferry from Port Angeles, Washington to Victoria, BC. The crossing was an experiment in “pelagic on the cheap.” Sadly, our avian expectations were severely bruised. We saw very few birds from the ferry.
On the other hand, we had a beautiful view of a single valley in the Olympic Mountains bathed in sunlight under an otherwise overcast sky.
Once in Victoria we toured the city like fugitives, but it was a biting chill rather than the Mounties that kept us moving. The highlight of the day was a male and female long tail duck which we saw from Ogden Point. This bird's range and ours, just 200 miles to the south, rarely overlap.