We drove the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, BC recently.
This Highway 99, starts in Vancouver and ends in Pemberton. The highway was improved for the heavy traffic that would take people to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler.
The highway has a reputation for being a 'highway of death' due to the numbers of people killed on it over the years. Many motorists have lost their lives due to inclement weather, poor visibility, speeding and drunk driving.
Thankfully, we had gorgeous weather for our drive.
The green glacial waters and the mountains, the highway hugging the mountainsides and dropping off to the valley below, was just amazing. And scary too.
We stopped at this area above, called Porteau Cove Provincial Park.
This used to be a ferry dock but is not used anymore. There is a man made diving reef off to the right though and we could see divers swimming out to it.
Kayakers and boaters were coming and going.
And so were the seagulls...
This one parked on the railing of the dock and stayed there for about 10 minutes. It was very tame and appeared to only have one leg to stand on.
Oh! There's it's leg. It kept lifting it up and down so I think it must have been tired or sore.
It was so tame that we got within 3 or 4 feet of it.
Such a handsome/beautiful bird.
I'm not sure if it was a he or a she.
The seagull thought we were getting a bit too close so it took off.
Free to fly the blue skies over the green waters.
What a beautiful spot!!
I'll be back with another post of our trip to beautiful Whistler.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
Thanks for visiting.