We successfully avoided traffic by leaving Seattle at 3:30 a.m. and boarding the 6:00 a.m. ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island. While heading to our half mile walk in campsite we passed this owl.
After setting up a tent to hold our spot, we went to top of Mt Constitution
Waiting for Olivia to show up after her week at Camp Orkila.
Oona, Olivia, Maggie , Abby and two others I don't know.
Now we're on a Whale Watching cruise.
This was mostly what we saw. My one other whale watching trip was much more intimate with the whales.
The Canadian ferries cutting back and forth were as interesting as the whales.
Our young marine biologist guide. She was from Long Island, had a wonderful dry sense of humor and fun and was never stumped by a question.
We were constantly envious of this whale watching boat
Here the pod is assassinating a porpoise
This is a hunting move called "chinning".
Mt Baker was a visual feast this afternoon
Always run into Gully Gullerson
We deviate for other wildlife watching. Here some seals and oystercatchers.
Oystercatchers, we were told, are a big deal to Birders.
We got a lot of action from this eagle