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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 7, 2010

Toxic Waste into Georgia Straight - Home of Orca Whales and More

Environmentalists want investigation of toxic waste in Georgia Strait Mark Hume A coalition of Canadian and U.S. environmental groups have asked an international body to investigate allegations the federal government is allowing a Metro Vancouver sewage plant to regularly discharge toxic waste into...Read more

May 6, 2010

A Follow-up To A Dream

Well, we did not find orcas, but we did find plenty of other cool creatures. On a boat built for 50, we had 7 people, so it was like having a private tour. The guests and captains and I were relaxed and open to any new experiences that might come our way. In that light we decided to head farther...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 5, 2010

Boeing Seattle Agrees to Retore Fish and Bird Habitat

Boeing Seattle agrees to restore Duwamish fish, bird habitat. Boeing Seattle will restore fish habitat along the Duwamish Waterway and pay $2 million to settle allegations that decades of airplane manufacturing helped pollute the waterway with oil and other toxic substances. By Craig Welch Seattle...Read more