KeehaBay – June 3-5, 2015

I took a school group out to Keeha Bay last weekend, near Bamfield on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I didn’t really know what to expect from the trail. In years past, it had taken up to 3 hours to slog the 4 k. through the mud, over and under the trees to the beach.   The beach didn’t disappoint, whales, although not too close, were feeding offshore, 4 bears were spotted, a weasel, eagles, and osprey.

Yes, even with the dry weather (5 mm of rain in May!) the trail was still wet and muddy!
 Some marine fog, but it burnt off Saturday afternoon, and then there was sun, too much!

 We arose early Saturday, 6 a.m.!, to go for a walk at low tide. 
 Some great caves!

 The whole group – 15 of us. Me, two parents, an adult older brother, 3 female recent graduates, and 8 students, one grade 12, four grade 9’s, and three grade 8’s, all boys. 

 A beautiful view from this rocky promontory. 
 Liam, one of the grade 8 boys, excitedly called to me to bring my camera over. 
At first glance I thought it was just a pile of seaweed.
 But upon closer inspection I realized Luke was buried underneath all that!
And was he ever shivering!

 David and Peter and Liam had fun playing Huck Finn.

 Beautiful Indian paintbrush!
 The older kids sensibly covered up from the sun.
 Ah! What a trip! 

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