Deer, Moose Near Barkerville and Bowron Lake, BC

While I was camping north of Quesnel (see previous post) I took a leisurely cruise to Barkerville and Bowron Lake Provincial Park, and saw several deer and moose.

Spot the moose!

Zooming in. . .

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Zooming in more. . .

Oh, yeah, in the interest of public safety, here’s a PSA: I took all these shots from inside my car. Deer can be unpredictable — the ones in these photos actually approached my car as if expecting a handout. They look cute, but they can jump and kick better than most karateka.

As for moose, they are moody and unpredictable. They may ignore you, or you may have 2.5 seconds to play back your life as they charge.

Camping at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park

I tacked a few days on to my trip to Quesnel for SEP2017, the BC-wide streamkeepers workshop, so that I could relax and camp for a couple of days. Here are some shots from the road trip, and  a lovely stay at Ten Mile Lake Provincial Park. All of these photos were taken with my new Canon SX720HS.

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Here’s an example of the amazing 40X optical zoom, from widest to the telephoto limit.

The view a few steps from my campsite



Ten Mile Lake
White-winged Scoter at Ten Mile Lake north of Quesnel, BC. This is the first time I’ve seen this bird.

One of humankind’s greatest inventions :-). The folding chair with built-in cup holder.

OK, so I got a pack of dogs at Wal-Mart for $2.99, but at least I paired them with a baguette!

At the campfire wearing my Vancouver Half-Marathon T from a few years back. Hot dogs and beer — the athletes dinner. . .

Lots of trout jumping in the lake

The view from the fishing-only dock

There were several frogs near the boat launch

I admired this cute furball — it didn’t solicit any treats from me, just happily munched away on a healthy natural diet