Ahh, the great outdoors! If you’re anything like us here at Chilliwack River Rafting, then taking a deep breath of fresh air smells better than a perfumed restaurant, watching a sunset means more than a picture, and being present in nature feels more exhilarating than any action packed 3D movie! We spend our days surrounded by our neighbors and sharing our workspace with them.
As you know, getting along with your fellow colleagues is important! You have to respect their boundaries, their way of life and their… unusual habits. In our office, we are not separated by a cubicle wall and don’t have to listen to co-workers hum Celine Dion’s “My heart will go on” as they overcome their heartbreak. Instead, we hear the chirping of different birds as seasons change, the scurrying of feet as we get too close, and the peering eyes that watch us float by. Alright, so maybe our neighbors are more easy-going than yours. So, here’s to the creatures we share our office with, and have been lucky enough to catch of glimpse of as we go through our day on the water!
1) Bald Eagles are often seen flying overhead and hanging out in big cedar trees on the side of the Chilliwack river. Hardly a day goes by where these gigantic birds don’t threaten to poop on our rafts. Just kidding, that hasn’t happened. Although I do have an irrational fear that one day it will.
2) Hummingbirds zoom around Chilliwack River Rafting’s base resort, you can see them on flowers and feeders everyday (if you’re quick enough to catch a glimpse). Sometimes when the door is open, they fly right into our office and hang out by the windows trying to get back outside. The office workers have to catch and release them. They are so tiny, light and soft to hold!
3) “THIEVES I SAY! THIEVES!!” These adorable, baby ‘coons were caught in the act of stealing our plums right next to our volleyball court. They almost got away with it too because they were so well camouflaged in the branches.
4) Ooooh, aaaaaaaah, a mysterious and rare Canine! So elusive that they are almost never caught on film. No, but seriously how adorable is this fisherman’s dog. He just wanted to say a quick hello to all of the rafts at Fisherman’s drop!
5) On a less cute note, check out these turkey vultures scoping out the scene for some dead fish snacks. Someone’s gotta do it!
Keep posted for a wildlife story every Wednesday on our social media feeds. There will be bears, porcupines, deer, butterflies etc… in the next editions.