Multi-Day Photography Adventures - 2020

It may still be 2019, but get these dates on your calendar and start planning now for multi-day photography adventures to Coulee Corridor and Vancouver Island!
Anita Elder Anita Elder
Seattle Photography Committee Chair & Super Volunteer
December 09, 2019

I will be offering two multi-day photography adventures to Coulee Corridor and Vancouver Island in 2020. Both involve car caravanning and car camping, so save the dates and sign up now so we can start planning and preparations for these exciting trips!

Coulee Corridor Birding Trail |  March 27-29, 2020

I led this photography trip in 2013 and it was a big hit. This time, I actually know where the spots are located (last time, my GPS wasn't great and we did drive in circles a few times...LOL).

We will depart Seattle early on Friday afternoon and drive to Othello where we'll stop at a number of known bird locations. In particular, we will be on the lookout for Sandhill Cranes since they will be migrating north for the summer. Towards late afternoon, we'll head to Potholes State Park to set up our tents, eat dinner, and talk about the next day's locations.

On Saturday, we'll continue to explore and look for birds as we drive north towards Coulee City.

We'll then spend the night at Sun Lakes Dry Falls State Park. Sunday, we'll continue to other birding spots before heading back home. Be sure to check the complete trip description that includes birding maps and our driving route!

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Vancouver Island | June 8-12, 2020

This photography and naturalists multi-day field trip includes car caravanning, car camping, a full day cruise on a working merchant vessel around the Nootka Sound (where we'll see lots of wildlife and gorgeous landscapes), and short hikes at various locations on the island.

This trip requires leader permission since you must make your own reservations for the cruise and ferry before you register.

We depart Seattle on a Monday, drive to Anacortes and catch the ferry to Sidney, B.C. From Sidney, we have a long drive to Gold River (about halfway up the island) where we'll spend the next two nights.

Bright and early Tuesday morning, we'll get on the MV Uchuck III for a cruise around Nootka Sound. My husband and I did this cruise about 15 years ago and I was amazed at the amount of wildlife I saw (even though the day was drizzly) and how beautiful everything looked. You can find out more about the cruise and the MC Uchuck III  from a link in the trip description.

On Wednesday,  we'll head east to Elk Falls Provincial Park to set up camp, then explore the park with its waterfalls and suspension bridge.

Thursday morning, we'll drive south to Goldstream Provincial Park. After setting up camp, we'll drive into Victoria for a day on your own to explore the city (perhaps have high tea at The Empress Hotel?).

We depart for home on Friday morning, catching the ferry from Sidney back to Anacortes. Once we arrive in Anacortes, your adventure is over. 

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Please note: If you register for one or both of these multi-day field trips, you need to read the descriptions carefully since they contain details concerning routes, day-to-day activities, and reservations. If you're not 100% sure you can go, please don't register to reserve a spot since space is limited and it's not fair to those who may end up on a waitlist.


Want to join our roster?

You'll receive information about other photography committee activities, events or classes. Just send an email to anita@anitaelder.com.