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Hello from BC

Hello Everyone.

I discovered this amazing webcam in late September 2006. There are very few days since then that I have not been glued here whenever possible. I joined up in March, but this is the first time I have posted, as I realize I have soooo much to learn yet, but I so enjoy your info and links which you so generously share.

I am retired, live in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada (in the midst of the vineyards and wineries & on the shore of the most beautiful lake you ever saw) and admire all creatures -- but I am not overly fond of those with more than 6 legs....LOL ....although the shongolos impressed the heck out of me.

I am about 6 hours drive from the ocean and every fall I go to the north of Vancouver Island to spend 5 - 7 days whale watching - mostly resident Orcas, but we also see humpbacks, minke whales, sea lions, seals, bald eagles, and many other things. It is my safari in my corner of the world, & is absolutely the highlight of my year.....Africa is way out of reach, as much as I would love to go there.

We had a "Game Farm" in our area many years ago, and I volunteered there with my daughter. We were privileged to have close contact with many of the wonderful animals I see on cam, but of course, it was nothing like it would be to see them in the wild. My admiration for them continues to grow each time I find out some new interesting thing about them.

Am eagerly looking forward to the Game Drive Cams at month's end and I read with envy the accounts posted on the Djuma Link. I only get to imagine what you are all seeing - I have never ever been able to connect to the drive cam, though I try diligently every day. I guess I am too far out in the wild wild west....LOL.

Anyhow, that's enough. I will be around and am very glad to be a part of this wonderful endeavour and to be in the company of such a nice group of people.

Beryl in Penticton

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Hi Lea,

I hadn't checked back here for a week (longer than that, I guess) and just found your note. Thanks for the Welcome !!

And......I found that Aromat seasoning in a tiny European market here in my small town. Am going to try the boboties this w/e...

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Hi Beryl,
It sounds like you live in a beautiful place and lead and exciting life. I
know you will enjoy being part of this great experience.

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Hi Katja,

I have posted the link to my Flickr site and the Orca pics in All Things Wildlife as you suggested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/96824833@N00/

Thanks for your help.

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Lily wrote:
Katja, how disappointing to make that effort and not find whales. The company we go out with is absolutely the best (in my opinion) at finding Orcas, and so far, we have never missed. (I usually go out 5 days each trip.)

The company I went with says they see whales on 95% of their trips, and I believe them. I was just a bit unlucky. It was a stormy day with high waves, so the whales were difficult to spot between the waves.
The good thing is that I get a free whale watching trip next time I am in Iceland.
Moreover, the boat trip was fun anyway. It was almost like a ride on a roller coaster. :wink: We saw gannets and puffins which was nice too.

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I have pics from last year posted on Flickr - is it appropriate to post links here....or is there a better way/place?

You are welcome to post a link to your pictures on Flickr here.
You could also start an orca topic or whale topic in the 'All things wildlife' forum which is under "WILDLIFE AND BIRDING" at the bottom of the Boma. http://www.africam.com/boma/viewforum.php?f=7
Or just post it in both places so that as many people as possible see it. :D

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Hi Gerda & Katja -

Thanks for the welcome, Gerda.....
Hey - if you can get to Vancouver, you can drive up the island with me.
I have met 3 great people from Germany and a wonderful couple from the Netherlands in the past 2 years on this trip.

Katja, how disappointing to make that effort and not find whales. The company we go out with is absolutely the best (in my opinion) at finding Orcas, and so far, we have never missed. (I usually go out 5 days each trip.) I have pics from last year posted on Flickr - is it appropriate to post links here....or is there a better way/place?

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I would also love to see an orca one day... :D

I went on a whalewatching trip in Iceland last year but we didn't find any whales. :(

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Hello Lily,

Welcome to Africam !
Wishing you lots of good sightings :P

ps : I love Orca's, will I fit in your luggage ? ;-)

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Hi to Ingwe, Sabine, and Meaghan,

Thank you all for the welcome.

I have just been booking my B&B for my Sept "safari" to go see the Orcas......always room for more to join us... (My travel friends to the whales last year were a lady & her dtr from Toronto who I met on the OrcaLive site.)

Hoping for good things to see tonight before bedtime (Thurs pm here - just getting to be Fri am at the pan, I guess.) I sure get confused.....LOL

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Good to have another Canadian here :) One of these days, I'll get out to BC.

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Hi Beryl :D

Welcome to Africam & the Boma. How lucky for you to be so close that you can drive to see the whales. I have never been to the west coast but it is high on my list of places to see in Canada. Some day!

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