Kayaking in Ucluelet
We went for a kayaking tour. The tour guide was a college student in his last year. Like many other people living on the West Coast, he was from the East Coast. His family is from Nova Scotia. Both he and his sister are on Vancouver Island now. His father just retired. His parents are visiting him right now. They plan to move to Vancouver Island soon. A whole family from the East Coast migrate to the West Coast.
The tour guide is very knowledgeable. He showed us bald eagles, river otter, sea lion and bears. The following are what he showed us.
Sea lions and bald eagles
A sea lion was resting on a dock. It was a male sea lion. Only male sea lions travel to the arctic, where food is more abundant. They want to gain great strength before returning to California, their home base. The females, on the other hand, stay in California. After those males gain great weight and strength, they will return to California to engage a fight with resident males. They fight for the right to mate with girls to pass on their genes.
Male sea lions are much larger than females.
Unlike sea lions, male and female bald eagles bond for life. Male bald eagles are smaller than female bald eagles.
A bear family
A bear family walked on the beach, a mummy bear and her three cubs. Mummy kept turning up rocks. Under each rock, there must be some crabs. Mummy bear ate everything she found. Cubs are too small to turn up rocks. They scavenge around.
Sometimes my family walked on the beach, me and my kids. I sometimes turned up rocks. Under each rock, there are usually some crabs. I merely have a look at them. My kids scolded me disturbing the nature. They simply refused to look at the crabs. They must have learned all these from the school.
In the school teaching, nature is unspoiled and undisturbed. There are no bears turning up rocks and disturbing crabs, let alone eating crabs. Only uneducated humans disturb nature.