By Captain Ken Rea
It was a cold and wet one today as we caught up just in time to see the T65As cross over into Canada. We had maybe a couple of surfacing’s before they started moving out of decent sighting distance. I grabbed a few pics before they were too far out.
Then we just happened to have a Humpback Whale close by to view. He was pretty difficult to predict and took a while to get close enough for a couple of decent shots. I never was able to get a good fluke shot to ID him or her.
On the way to the whales, I stopped to share a Bald Eagle. Now home on the computer, he seems to be having an awful day with the wet rain and bad hair day.
After viewing the Humpback for a while, we started south scanning for other whales but did not come across any. I did stop to admire the reflection of Lime Kiln Lighthouse on the water’s surface. I stopped by the cormorant colony at Goose Island. Pretty impressive how they continue to build their nests up high. I have seen a Bald Eagle land right in the middle of their nests, and it drives them all crazy.
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Coustea
Ken Rea, owner and operator of the Spirit of Orca, is also the tour guide, photographer and naturalist on his Whale Watching and Wildlife Tours in the Salish Sea, San Juan Island, Washington.
Photos by Ken Rea
To learn more about Captain Ken, visit https://spiritoforca.com