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Our journeys around Australia

After leaving Jasper we took the Yellowhead highway to our next stop at Blue River where we took a boat trip with Riversafari to view the wildlife in the world’s only inland temperate rain forest.

Crossing the North Thompson River on the way to the boat.

North Thompson River crossing

A jetboat took us up mud Creek to Mud Lake (sounds great doesn’t it?) and we soon spotted some black bears on the water’s edge.

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And a grizzly:

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There were two black bears and a grizzly, I managed to get two of them in one picture.

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On the way back in the boat we saw an osprey on it's nest on top of a tree.
Osprey

We went out in a jeep to see if we could see bears up a mountain side but all we got was a brief glimpse of a large black bear’s bum as it crossed the road in front of us. The views were good though.

 Click here for a 360deg panorama: IMG 9134 Panorama2.preview