May 14, 2012

The Minke Mash

Minke whales are one of the most underrated cetacean species. No one ever says "let's go whale watching for minke's." But if you've had the opportunity to actually see a minke whale, you'd think they were not only beautiful animals, but pretty darn cool as well. Well today we had that opportunity!...Read more

April 24, 2012

Whale Watching & Wildlife Report Tuesday April 24, 2012

Leaving Friday Harbor under solid grey skies, a damp drizzle, no wind, very calm seas, and a last minute report that Transient Orcas were on the west side of San Juan Island, we headed north and quickly made our way to the west side via Spieden Channel in anticipation of running into the northern-...Read more

December 9, 2011

26 Degrees On San Juan Island This AM December 9, 2011

It has gradually been getting colder. But this morning, 26 degrees at 8:00 AM? Brrrrrrrrrrr. The fences, bushes and grass all had frost glittering on them as I drove into town. Attached is a photo of San Juan Valley - just had to stop and snap the fog sitting on the ground with the sun shining on a...Read more

October 13, 2011

An "A" Whale and Wildlife Charter Tour

 Today with beautiful weather the two Kenmore Air sea planes touched down at the dock and we were there waiting to take the guests for a wildlife tour. The group included people from Denmark, Sweden and Japan. We went down the east side of San Juan Island stopping a few times to view birds and...Read more

October 8, 2011

Tail End of the Season

Headed south down the east side of San Juan Island.A single mature bald eagle was spotted up in a tree. We paused to view it, then off it went. We went a bit further south, then stopped a rock outcrop with TONS of Stellars Sea Lions. Lounging, posturing, snoozing, swimming. They where piled up with...Read more