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May 24, 2009

Orcas off the west side of San Juan

J-pod off the West side of San Juan Island near Lime Kiln State Park. J-pod was fairly spread out but great to watch. We took a trip past the North side of Spieden Island and the Cactus Islands. The North side of Spieden is very different from the south side. There is more shade, less evaporation...Read more

May 23, 2009

A couple photographs

A couple photographs from today: Ashley, Naturalist San Juan Island near Seattle: Home to the Southern Resident Killer WhalesRead more

May 23, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend - The Unofficial Start to Summer

Although summer doesn't technically start until the Summer Solstice on June 21st, Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning to summer. It sure does feel like summer has reached Friday Harbor! Town was bustling today, people in tank tops, t-shirts, and shorts wandered the streets and the Farmer's...Read more

May 21, 2009

Sunny San Juan Island

What a day for whale watching. Today was one of those days that we dream about here at San Juan Safaris. The waters were calm and the sun warmed our faces as we watched individuals from J and K Pods swim along the southern and western sides of the island. Our group of guests joined Capt. Pete,...Read more

May 20, 2009

Orcas and Bald Eagles....

Today was a beautiful day, we had sunshine and smooth water. We took a trip around the South side of Spieden Island. Bald Eagles were out flying, some very nice lady's got some amazing pictures of two bald eagles flying together. One lady even got a great picture of a bald eagle in its nest. We...Read more

May 19, 2009

A bit of sun, a bit of rain, and a whole bunch of orca viewing!

The MV Sea Lion departed Friday Harbor washed with sunlight, ready to chug on up to Canada to try to catch up with J Pod. Our first report was that J Pod was up by Point Roberts headed south. The boat caught up with J Pod members north of East Point on Saturna Island. It was off of East Point that...Read more

May 18, 2009

A Mellow Day with J Pod

Having heard an early morning report that J Pod was milling around the False Bay area, I left the office this morning giddy to get aboard the MV Sealion. The clouds in the sky may have dampened San Juan Island, but they sure weren't dampening our spirits! After coming through Cattle Pass, passing...Read more

May 17, 2009

Some Days Are For Cruising

It is good to live in the islands these days. Capt. Pete, Nan and I welcomed a diverse and friendly group onto the MV Sea Lion today and we were able to show them the islands in all of their glory. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the water was calming. The Orcas seemed to have moved...Read more