Our new home for the rest of the summer is in Campbell River, British Columbia, where we found a beautiful campsite with abundant wildlife, only 5 minutes walk from the marina!
Campbell River, a mid-point on Vancouver Island, is the place we planned on moving to before we decided we love the RV lifestyle and didn’t want to buy another house after all. Why have a house when we can live at Thunderbird RV Park where there are views on both sides and everything we need in walking distance?
On one side of our campsite is an estuary that is marshy at low tide where the birds find lots of fish. I watched this Great Blue Heron catch dozens of tiny fish before giving us a fly by.
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Ray took this photo of me photographing the birds from the campsite.
The eagles always seem to be playing in the trees and flying overhead. A perfect opportunity to practice with my new Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens!!
One morning we were greeted by some young deer in the campsite. I made this photo from inside the RV through double paned tinted windows!
At high tide, the estuary looks more like a lake.
Yep, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere 🙂
On the other side of the park is the ocean. We take our lawn chairs and drinks down at happy hour and watch the cruise ships go by on their way through Discovery Passage. The ships travel between Victoria or Vancouver and Alaska. This is one of the Disney Cruise Ships.
Can you see the Mickey Mouse ears on the exhaust stacks? No? Here’s a closer view.
How cute is that?
As you can see, we are loving our new location at Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River. I made all of these photos in our first few days. This is looking promising!
Now that looks like a place I would love to spend 9 months!
Great bird photos…and the deer through the window is amazingly good! Bet you’re loving that 400mm lens. What a great location!
Mary @ Green Global Travel says
Amazing photos of the animals! Living there wouldn’t be a problem at all! Thanks for sharing!
Jill Hunter says
You must have a good weather to be camped by the river. I`m looking forward to your photographs. I took your advise about having a great lens in your bag so I bought the Canon 55mm F1.4 Lens. I so love working with it.. what is another favorite lens in your bag?
Bob Perry says
Anne since you have the 400 lens does this mean you went back to the dslr
Spirit Baker says
Looks like you and Ray are having a ton of fun. Your new lens is treating you nicely Anne now I am jealous and want one also. Enjoy your summer.
Spirit and Kaiya