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July 9, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

Who would think that a heat wave would hit Friday Harbor? It has though and while this is not one of those melt-your-shoes-to-the-sidewalk kind of heat waves, it has had an affect on life here. For one thing, there is no such thing as air conditioning on San Juan Island. Maybe not in the whole of...Read more

July 9, 2010

SAVE THE DATE! Orca Network presents: August 8, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Lolita's capture from her family, the Southern Resident orcas, in Penn Cove off Whidbey Island. We are finalizing plans for several events to commemorate the captures, to remember all the orcas who died during the...Read more

July 8, 2010

Another Beautiful Day!

With the sun shining strong today, the only place I wanted to be was out on the water. We walked off the heated sidewalks of Friday Harbor and made ourselves comfortable on the deck of the SeaLion. The warm breeze made for a very enjoyable ride. Captain Mike informed the crew that we were heading...Read more

July 8, 2010

The Owner Takes An Afternoon Off

Naturalist Sallly with Whale Watching Guests aboard MV Sea Lion SuperPod. That got my attention. I got into gear and called staffer Ellie to see if she would watch the office. I am out of here! Needlesstosay, I had a wonderful three hour mini vacation on my own boat with an unbeatable crew. Here...Read more

July 7, 2010


This morning I awoke to my phone ringing at 9am. It was the Interpretive Specialist at Lime Kiln State Park- a superpod was right off of Lime Kiln. Last night, on the way home from our sunset tour, Captain Craig predicted we would have a superpod because he heard from the Canadians that 50 orcas...Read more

July 5, 2010

The Nursery

The day after fourth of July, all was sunny. There were reports of orcas at Point Roberts, just south of the northern border that we share with Canada. It would take us an hour and a half to get there, so you can imagine our relief when we received word of a pod closer- at East Point on Saturna...Read more

July 4, 2010

4th of July Excitement

There is certainly a lot of excitement on the water today, from a variety of boats and yachts to BBQs on the shore, but most importantly..the orcas whales! We headed to the west side of San Juan Island today to oo and awe in the presence of our resident J-pod orcas. We spotted the orcas off every...Read more

July 3, 2010


What a great start to the holiday weekend with this beautiful day! We traveled north to meet the whales traveling down the west side of San Juan Island. The nice weather and holiday brought out many boaters who were also excited to observe the Orcas. The Orcas are an endangered species so there are...Read more