August 24, 2010

What have you guys been up to?

Today was an exceptional day, amazing wildlife everywhere and beautiful weather! The animals seemed to get bigger and bigger as we continued our trip. We started by observing some harbor seals warming themselves on the rocks, these animals weigh about 300lbs as adults. Our next stop was the much...Read more

August 22, 2010

Minkes again!

We saw a minke whale on the west side of Waldron Island today! Although there weren't any reports of orcas, we still managed to see a lot of marine wildlife. We rarely see minke whales this many days in a row. They are solitary travelers and can hold their breathe for long periods. So when they...Read more

August 21, 2010

Whale Watching

Today, we actually saw whales as opposed to the black and white dolphins known as 'orcinus orca.' Whales and dolphins are classified according to two things; their size, with porpoise being the smallest, dolphins being mid sized and whales being the largest, with the Blue Whale being the largest...Read more

August 2, 2010

Be gone fog!

Finally it looks like the fog may be clearing. We still had a foggy morning but it quickly cleared out and turned into a beautiful day. This afternoon was a true safari. We started off by observing some harbor seals basking in the sun...it's rough being a harbor seal! Then we moved over to whale...Read more

July 27, 2010

Victoria AND the Olympic Penninsula

Today we left Friday Harbor and headed south down the east side of San Juan Island through Cattle Pass. Cattle Pass is known for torrential currents because both Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan De Fuca converge demanding to be let through. In the midst of Cattle Pass we saw stacked nests of...Read more

July 26, 2010

Moving up stream

What a beautiful day for a whale watch! Sunny, warm and calm waters. The whales were reported to be off the west side of San Juan Island but by the time we were off and running they had made their way up to Saturna island. These whales were moving really fast! Captain Mike positioned us just ahead...Read more

July 24, 2010

"The Love Boat"

"Soon we'll be making another run. The Love Boat..." These orcas are all about peace, l0ve and fish these days. They have been more active than I have ever seen them before with the percussive behaviors, the amorous behaviors and the feeding behaviors. It is fantastic and exactly what we want to...Read more

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