May 11, 2010

The Farthest North We've Ever Been

Today was a great day; sunny and calm with a strong flood current pushing us north. With no reports of Orcas we headed north to East Point on Saturna Island to seek out Harbor Seals and Steller Sea Lions. When we flew passed three magnificent Steller Sea Lions swimming in the water, without any...Read more

May 11, 2010

Blue Birds on San Juan Island

The Cameras Are Rolling! NestCam season is still going strong! We are happy to report that the Eastern Bluebird eggs have hatched four little nestlings. Note and an aside: Here in the San Juan Islands BLUE BIRDS are being re-introduced. It is a BIG deal to all us islanders. The Barn Owl chicks have...Read more

May 10, 2010

Community Theatre in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Saturday evening I attended My Fair Lady at the San Juan Island Community Theatre. Was I pleasantly surprised! I was expecting well, not what I got. I was delightful: costumes, acting and singing voices. If you are going to be on island, I would most definatly include this performance in your plans...Read more

May 8, 2010

The Ferry To Friday Harbor, San Juan Island Washington

I had an appointment off island yesterday and was observing folks, dogs, ferriess and cormorants at the Anacortes ferry landing. Great weather yesterday, today too and suppose to be the same for tomorrow - Mother Days (you remembered her, right?) [gallery] Here is a family walking the beach with...Read more

May 7, 2010

Hail The Conquering Heroes

Capt. Mike and I saved the day aboard the M/V Sea Lion today. There have been no orca sightings for several days despite all of the companies being out and scouring the watery countryside. We were taking our place amongst them and heading out on a northwest wildlife tour when out of the blue,...Read more

May 6, 2010

A Beautiful May Day

Here we are in the San Juan Safaris office overlooking Friday Harbor and another beautiful day. The ceiling of rolling clouds let bursts of sunlight through before carrying them away to other honored spots. Breezes are quiet, with just enough movement in the air to make the pennants and leaves...Read more

May 4, 2010

Blue Skies in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Near Seattle

It is GORGEOUS here this morning. We will be pulling away from the docks at 1:00 from now until October 2. June 12 starts our additional "Sunset Orca Whale Watching Tour" at 5:30 pm. At that time of the year it stays light until 10 PM. No official orca report YET today, but J pod of orca whales...Read more