Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Puffins are rare in these parts, so rare that I've never seen one in the wild. But obviously, there were a few hanging around Willows Beach in 1971 where Dad took this photo. Or perhaps not. A reader believes these puffins are from the old Sealand of the Pacific marine attraction, and I think she might be right. I found some other pictures from the same period from Sealand, and they will appear here one day in the future. 1971 Oak Bay


  1. Puffins! Oh wow! What a treasure to find in your dad's portfolio.
    I saw one once, in Oak Bay, from my sea kayak. The puffin surfaced right in front of my bow, with a grey squid in its beak. Amazing!

  2. On the other hand, a reader (all right, it was Stephanie) thinks that these might be the Sealand puffins and not wild puffins. Still, they were very close to Willows Beach...