Life on the Coast

Today we went for a beautiful canoe trip to a sandy island at the mouth of Kouchibouguacis River. All along the way playful terns were diving in and out of the water, and chasing away the bald eagles that frequently raided their nests. It has been one of the few days that we haven’t gotten rain here, and it was a beautiful day to be on the river! We were also fortunate enough to see some curious and playful grey seals (Halichoerus grypus)! There were close to 80 seals in the distance but a group of 5 came to see what we were up to. The seals bobbed up in the water to get a better view of us until we left. It was my first time to see seals in the wild and their playful nature was great to see.

Some curious grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) were investigating what we were doing.
Some curious grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) were investigating what we were doing in Kouchibouguacis River.

Kouchibouguac National Park is our last stop before heading back to Ontario until next year. Although everyone is excited to go home it is a little bit bittersweet to have to leave our lifestyle that revolves around being outside in so many beautiful parks. We’ll definitely have to come back to the east coast to visit all of the parks again!

Jill

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